Summary of local news.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has on Wednesday vowed to have the Kiribati-flagged Ocean Jasper cargo vessel, which is believed to have caused the sinking of French trawler "Sokalique" and the death of one French fisherman on Friday last week off France’s West Coast, tried on French soil.
PARIS, August 22 (Oceania Flash) - Authorities in Kiribati have given the nod to a French request to hold a Kiribati-flagged cargo vessel, the Ocean Jasper, that was involved in the sinking of French trawler (...)
The European Union attaches the highest importance to political dialogue with its ACP
partners and to the stipulations of Article 9 of the ACP-EC Cotonou Agreement. Respect
for human rights, democratic principles and the rule of law constitute the essential
elements of the Partnership Agreement. Together with good governance, which is a
fundamental element, they form the basis for our relations.
In order to strengthen France’s aid to the population of the Solomon Islands affected by the Tsunami, and as a follow up to the first air mission undertaken between 4 and 6 April, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs dispatched a second humanitarian aid mission on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April