Laurent Fabius

  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius calls on Narendra Modi July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in key areas such as defence, trade and investment with India expressing keenness on setting up industrial bases for it to boost ties. The visiting minister also extended his...
  • Will discuss two-way trade between India and France: French Foreign Minister June 30, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Amrita Tripathi, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Monday said that he will discuss the two-way trade between India and France with his Indian counterpart. ...
  • UN report on Syrian chemical use by Sep 16: France September 12, 2013

    Paris: UN experts would "probably" publish their findings on an chemical attack in Syria Sep 16, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Thursday. The minister stressed there was no doubt that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched the chemical attack in Damascus suburbs last month, Xinhua reported citing the...
  • France to table Syria resolution at UN Security Council September 10, 2013

    France announced on Tuesday it will put forward a resolution in the UN Security Council aimed at forcing Syria to ultimately dismantle its chemical weapons program, seizing on a diplomatic opening from Syrian ally Russia amid Western threats of force against President Bashar Assad's regime. France, a permanent member of the...
  • US seeks more evidence on use of chemical weapons in Syria June 5, 2013

    Washington: United States needs to gather more evidence on use of chemical weapons in Syria before President Barack Obama can determine that a 'red line' has been crossed and necessary action needs to be taken, his spokesman said. France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius had on Tuesday said...
  • Rafale deal not to be inked during visit of French President February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Enhancing cooperation in the key areas of defence, nuclear energy, counter-terrorism and trade will be focus of French President Francois Hollande's first visit to New Delhi but $ 10-billion deal for Rafale fighter aircraft will not be inked during his two-day stay starting Thursday. Hollande, who will be on...
  • France upbeat on prospects of Rafale deal with India February 11, 2013

    Paris: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on February 11 that talks with India to finalise the purchase of French Rafale war planes were looking up. India chose Dassault Aviation's Rafale for exclusive negotiations over a year ago to supply 126 aircraft in a deal potentially worth $10 billion. However, both...