The crises hitting the world affect our values, our interests and the security of the French. To address them, we need three things: strong diplomacy, strong defence and a strong Europe. And, I might add, reliable allies.
Strong diplomacy, this means a France accepting the consequences of what she is and committing herself. In the world of relative powers, no state can on its own impose its point of view. None. And co-operation and solidarity are the cornerstones of its action. And France knows who her allies and friends are: and Im not afraid of saying that our allies and our friends are first and foremost the family of Western nations.
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