French foreign minister criticises Hong Kong security law | AFP

“This security law is a very serious act,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says of Beijing’s policy towards Hong Kong. “Our own nationals may themselves be victims of these new provisions,” he continues at a press briefing with his Spanish counterpart, adding that the issue would be discussed within the EU next Monday.

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French foreign, defence ministers meet Russian counterparts in Moscow | AFP

French Defence Minister Florence Parly and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian meet their Russian counterparts in Moscow. France and Russia have not held a ‘2+2’ format meeting, dedicated to security issues, since the Ukraine crisis of 2014. Macron met with Putin in France last month and has called for a renewed push to resolve the five-year conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Macron announced the summit — which would involve the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine — after his meeting with Putin but no date has been set. IMAGES

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US Pompeo meets with France’s Le Drian at State Department

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo greets France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian ahead of the opening of a meeting of the 79-member Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. IMAGES of Mike Pompeo and Jean-Yves Le Drian shaking hands

Mike Pompeo meets French FM Le Drian in Paris

(10 Nov 2018) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Saturday. The pair held a meeting at the French Foreign Ministry in Paris. (Nov. 10)

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World powers in Paris for meeting on Syria

Diplomats from 29 countries including US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are meeting in Paris to push for sanctions and criminal charges against the perpetrators of chemical attacks in Syria. Tillerson and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian will also co-host a meeting of ministers ahead of a new round of peace talks in Vienna later this week and again in Sochi in Russia the week after. IMAGES of the family photo

Tillerson on Resignation: ‘That’s Ridiculous’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson responded to a reporter’s question about submitting a letter of resignation by saying, “That’s ridiculous,” as he welcomed French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian for a working lunch at the State Department. (Dec 18)

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