Jean-Marc Ayrault

Diplomats call for direct talks on two-state solution in Middle East

Diplomats from nearly 70 countries called for a two-state solution in the Middle East in a joint statement Sunday, encouraging the Israelis and Palestinians to achieve peace by pursuing direct negotiations

Croatian, French foreign ministers meet in Paris

France is the country with which Croatia has changed its relations the most since gaining independence and we should be proud of that, Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said in Paris on Tuesday after talks with his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault.

Middle East peace talks re-scheduled for June 3 in Paris

French-led peace talks on the Middle East will take place on June 3 in Paris, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Thursday, after a scheduling conflict scuttled an initially intended date in late May.

Visit from French minister does little to sway Israel on peace talks

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault made a personal appeal to Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday to reconsider taking part in international peace talks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

German, French ministers urge Kiev not to stray from pro-Western path

France and Germany's foreign ministers appealed to Ukraine's political leaders on Monday to push forward with economic reforms and their fight against corruption as a political crisis threatened Ukraine's future.