Does France have any comment on the imprisonment of human rights activist Marou Amadou in Niamey?
France expresses her deep concern over the arrest of Marou Amadou, a civil society activist. Marou Amadou must receive all the guarantees that come with the respect for the rule of law and freedom of expression, and he must be released. RUSSIA/UKRAINE Q. – Do you have any comment on the recent exchange of letters between the Russian and Ukrainian Presidents? The President of Russia was reproaching Ukraine, among other things, for arms shipments to Georgia. According to Mr Medvedev, Ukraine’s aspirations to join NATO in the future would constitute a hostile act towards Moscow. We are aware of the exchange of letters between the Russian Federation and Ukraine. We call on both countries to pursue a peaceful dialogue. Good relations between the Russian Federation and Ukraine are essential to stability in the region. We are committed to the respect of Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence. We note that each country is free to choose its security alliances. (…)./.