French foreign minister to visit Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 10 February 2003, 16:54 GMT]
French Foreign Minister Dr. Renaud Muselier Monday met President Ms Chandrika Kumaratunge and held a wide ranging discussions on several topics including the present peace process which has completed six rounds of talks towards finding negotiated political settlement for the ethnic conflict, sources said.

Renaud Muselier
French foreign minister Renaud Muselier
Dr. Renaud Muselier is the first highest-ranking French government leader to visit Sri Lanka since 1996, sources said.

French foreign minister arrived Colombo Sunday on a four-day visit to express his country's support for the peace process.

He is scheduled to visit Jaffna Tuesday to donate books to the renovated Jaffna library and to launch a resettlement project in the Kayts Island with his government's assistance, sources in Colombo said.

He is also scheduled to open an Alliance Francaise cultural centre in Jaffna during his visit, sources said.


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