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All content on is covered by copyright. Any reproduction is therefore subject to the author’s consent in accordance with Article L. 122-4 of the French Intellectual Property Code.
The content includes texts prepared by ministry staff in order to provide the public in France and elsewhere with information about the ministry’s activities and about foreign policy in general. Such content may not be freely reproduced without first obtaining permission and without stating the source.
Content may be reused for non-commercial purposes, especially of an educational nature, provided that the integrity of the information is respected, that its meaning, scope or application is not changed in any way, and that the origin and date of publication are specified.
Information may not be used for commercial or promotional purposes without express permission and without obtaining a licence to reuse public information. The use of public information to create a product or service intended to be made available to third parties, free of charge or for valuable consideration, is deemed to constitute reuse for commercial or promotional purposes.
Requests for permission to reproduce content should be sent by e-mail addressed to the webmaster.
Reproduction for commercial or advertising purposes will not be permitted, save in exceptional cases.

Hypertext links to

Any public or private website may, without prior permission, post a link (including a deep link) to the information provided by
For websites, the authorised reproduction of content must very clearly state the document’s origin in the form of an internet address, e.g.
The words "All rights reserved" should be added at the bottom of each page.
Deep links pointing directly to the desired document should be preferred to the reproduction of content.
In such cases no prior permission is needed to post links to the website, though explicit mention of "" in the title of the link is recommended.
Sites which post a link to the blog may be held liable if they damage the public site’s image.

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The site contains links to other sites ; however, the Ministry does not thereby incur any liability for their content. Their only purpose is to make it easier for users to find other documentary resources on the subject consulted.

Writing to the webmaster

Comments or suggestions may be sent to the site’s webmaster. The webmaster will endeavour to take them into account but cannot reply to specific requests or requests that concern matters other than the strict administrative or technical management of the website.
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Data protection

Under the provisions of Act 78-17 of 6 January 1978 (the French Data Protection Act), you have a right to access, amend, rectify or remove personal data.
You may exercise that right, enclosing proof of identity :
> by writing to :
Ministère des Affaires Étrangères et du Développement international
Direction de la Communication et de la Presse
37 quai d’Orsay
75700 Paris 07SP
> by e-mail :

Governing law

This blog is governed by French law, wherever it may be used. In the event of any dispute, and if all attempts to reach an amicable solution fail, the French courts alone shall have jurisdiction.
If you have any questions concerning these terms of use, you can write to us at Ministère des Affaires Étrangères et du Développement international
Direction de la Communication et de la Presse
Pôle web
37, quai d’Orsay
75007 PARIS