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Remarks With French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius


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John Kerry
Secretary of State
Quai d'Orsay
Paris, France
January 13, 2014

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Date: 01/13/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters before a bilateral meeting with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at the Quai d'Orsay in Paris, France, on January 13, 2014. - State Dept Image

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you all very much. Thank you. Nice to be back. I’m very grateful for Minister Fabius’s leadership yesterday in hosting our meeting. We work very closely, obviously, with France on many issues. I’m very grateful for our joint efforts with respect to Syria and Iran and the P5+1. And we particularly are grateful for the leadership that France has shown both in Mali and in the Central African Republic. It’s been very important, and we’re happy to work together on these issues and many more. Thank you.

FOREIGN MINISTER FABIUS: (In French.)

SECRETARY KERRY: I forgot to mention we very much look forward to welcoming President Hollande when he comes next month. Very good. Merci.

FOREIGN MINISTER FABIUS: Merci.

 

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