Keyword: visit

French and German foreign ministers in surprise visit to Libya

Western nations hope UN-backed government of prime minister-designate Fayez Serraj can unite Libyans to fight an increasingly strong Islamic State affiliate.

Hollande in India to push fighter deal and sale of nuclear reactors

France's president said an agreement was under discussion for India's purchase of 36 Rafale jets, along with a deal for six Areva-built reactors.

Wine row cancels official dinner during Iranian president's visit to Paris

Elysée Palace refuses Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s demand that no alcohol be present during dinner, and suggests breakfast instead.

Saudi Arabia and France sign deals worth a total 10 billion euros

The contracts involve military, energy, health, food, and aeropsace sectors said office of French PM who is currently on a visit Saudi Arabia.

Egypt and France sign deal over warships built for Russia

Egypt has inked a deal to buy two helicopter carriers originally built by France for Russia before their sale was scrapped over the Ukraine crisis.

Hollande visits Morocco amid torture controversy

Rights groups are concerned over earlier French announcement that Moroccan spy chief accused of torture will be given the Légion d'honneur.

Speculation over China deal for French-built warships

Rare visit to Shanghai by French navy Mistral-class helicopter carrier prompts conjecture over deal on undelivered sister ships built for Russia.

Hollande meets Fidel Castro, Cuba announces deal with Total

The French president's trip to Cuba ended Tuesday after he met with the island's ailing revolutionary leader and brokered an oil exploration deal.

Hollande calls on US to lift Cuba embargo

From Havana, the French president said Paris would urge 'measures which have so badly harmed Cuba's development can finally be repealed'.

Tunisian president Essebsi on two-day visit to France

The Tunisian head of state was in Paris for the first time since his election in December, signifying an improvement in strained bilateral relations.

French defence minsiter heads to New Delhi to save uncertain Rafale fighter deal

Following a recent breakthrough deal to sell the Dassault jets to Egypt, Jean-Yves Le Drian will attempt to shore up a $12 billion deal with India.

Hollande rises early for yearly cow-patting ritual at Paris agricultural fair

The French president spent eight hours at the opening of the fair, a key event for the farming world and politicians seeking its support.

'We're in this fight together' says French interior minister on Denmark visit

Bernard Cazeneuve travelled to Copenhagen on Sunday where he visited the scenes of terrorist shootings that left two dead and five wounded.

French foreign minister arrives in Iraq

Laurent Fabius pledged French aid for displaced populations and met with Iraqi prime minister before flying to Irbil in the Kurdish region.

Protestors greet Turkish PM on visit to Lyon

Pro-democracy and minority groups protested PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to meet with Turkish expats ahead of presidential poll.