Catherine Colonna, Minister for Europe and Overseas Affairs, is continuous her contacts within the context of the terrorist assault nonetheless beneath approach towards Israel.
After phone calls yesterday to her Israeli and Palestinian counterparts specifically, in addition to these from Egypt and Jordan, she spoke right now to her Emirati, Saudi and Qatari counterparts.
To all of them, and in response to an unprecedented terrorist assault, she emphasised Israel’s proper to defend itself. France can be making energetic efforts to forestall the battle from degenerating right into a conflagration within the West Financial institution, Lebanon or the area.
Hamas’s appalling hostage-taking of males, ladies and youngsters serves as a reminder, have been it wanted, of the terrorist nature of the motion. France calls for his or her rapid and unconditional launch.
The Minister for Europe and Overseas Affairs stays in shut contact along with her counterparts.