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Jean-Yves Le Drian

Date of Birth: 30 June 1947
Place of Birth: Lorient, Morbihan Department


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    Vol 62 No 19 |
  • MALI

The Wagner act

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the presence of Russian mercenaries was 'incompatible with our presence' sentiments echoed by German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer though several European states including Sweden Denmark and the Netherlands would like the EU Training Mission in Mali to remain come what may...


Hitting the beach

Star of the show was French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian who presented 'on the ground' what President Macron was at the same time propounding in Cornwall England at the Group of 7 summit: the reconfiguration of Opération Barkhane France's military offensive against jihad in the Sahel (AC Vol 62 No 13 President Macron ends Opération Barkhane and dispels a few illusions)...


France holds tight in the Sahel

Last week Christian Cambon conservative (Les Républicains) chair of the French Senate's foreign and defence committee asked Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian: 'What is the government's plan for a day when France could pull out its troops without fearing a new earthquake...


Dauphin goes to the polls

Gratefully seizing on this helpful reassertion of principle the visiting French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian recently said the quality of Niger's election 'would be a model for all of Africa'...


Unrest simmers over economy and Covid

French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian's third visit this year to Algiers on 15 October did not go unnoticed and will encourage Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita to come up with an even more proactive Moroccan regional response...


Paris clashes with Moscow

The Europeans are hoping that more money will return Touadéra to the fold after the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced a new grant of €24 million (AC Vol 59 No 24)...


Posturing in Palermo

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and European Council President Donald Tusk all turned up alongside Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el Sisi Tunisian President Béji Caïd Essebsi and Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia...


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