Speech by the president of the republic
France welcomes the resignation of the President of Burkina Faso, which enables a solution to be found to the crisis.
The French President expresses his solidarity with the victims of the recent days’ violence and appeals to all those involved to show calm and restraint.
France reiterates its commitment to the constitution and therefore
The Elysée Summit for Peace and Security in Africa was held in Paris on 6-7 December. It dealt with peace and security in Africa, the economic partnership and development, and climate change.
Fifty-three delegations from African countries and France took part in the Summit, as well as representatives from the United Nations, the African Union, the European Union, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the African Development Bank.
Before our Summit had even begun, some very sad news broke: that Nelson Mandela had died. That is why, at this very moment, as we meet, I wanted to say the words that you could say in my place, at this very moment.
The world is in mourning.
Nelson Mandela left us yesterday. He had already made History in his lifetime. In death, he takes his place in the world’s conscience.
General Assembly - MDGs Summit – Speech delivered by M. Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic
Heads of Government,
Mr. President of the General Assembly,
Ten years ago, the world decided to reduce extreme poverty by half; to guarantee education for all children; to cut infant mortality by two thirds; to improve maternal health; to combat AIDS and malaria; and to promote gender equality