27th edition of the Ambassadors’ Conference (27-30/08/19) [fr]

Jean-Yves le Drian, the minister of Europe and foreign affairs, gathered the ambassadors from Tuesday 27 August to Friday 30 August 2019. This 27th edition of the Ambassadors’ Conference took place just after the G7 Conference in Biarritz. The theme of the Conference was: ’Tackling Global Challenges, French and Europeans responsibilities’.


This annual meeting has a significant importance for French diplomacy: this is an occasion for the French highest authorities to present the directions and priorities which will guide the work of the representatives figures of France abroad and in the international organisations for the year to come. The discussion of the conference ventures beyond the topic of diplomacy. It is also a time for the heads of diplomatic missions to exchange and share their experiences. A number of debates were also being hosted amongst elected officials, experts and the various individuals of the private sector.

Video : Watch the speech of Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic (in French only) (27.08.19)

Download the speech of Emmanuel Macron in English

Video : Watch the closing speech by Jean-Yves Le Drian, the Minister of Europe and foreign affairs (in French only) (29.08.19)

Download the speech of Jean-Yves Le Drian in English

Dernière modification : 09/09/2019

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