Official speeches and statements - September 14, 2016
1. Fight against terrorism - Defense Council - Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic (Paris - September 14, 2016)
The President convened a meeting of the National Defense and Security Council devoted to protecting the country against terrorism and to external operations against Daesh [so-called ISIL].
The Council took stock of the action taken after the latest attempted attack. It commended the efforts of our intelligence services and security forces, which have foiled several attacks. It examined the monitoring and protection measures tailored to the threat.
The Council looked at new proposals to support a European initiative in the run-up to the Bratislava summit.
The situation in crisis zones, particularly in the Levant and Libya, was examined.