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France: Joint Projects

Volume 700: debated on Wednesday 23 April 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What measures they intend to take in relation to Anglo-French projects following the state visit of the President of France. [HL2888]

On 27 March 2008 at the UK-France summit, my right honourable friend the Prime Minister and French President Nicolas Sarkozy agreed to work closely on a range of global, EU and bilateral issues, in particular reform of international institutions, international development and foreign policy, climate change and energy, defence and security, and migration.

The summit communiqué is available at .pdf.

Government departments are following up these issues with their French counterparts.

My right honourable friend the Prime Minister and President Sarkozy agreed to hold annual summits, as well as six-monthly ministerial meetings and quarterly meetings of senior officials. UK-France task forces will also work on international issues of common interest, such as climate change.