Jean-Yves Le Drian
|Jean-Yves Le Drian|
|Alma mater||University of Rennes 2|
Jean-Yves Le Drian (born 30 June 1947) is a French politician and member of the French Socialist Party who has served as Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs since 2017. Previously he was the Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs from 2012 to 2017, under President François Hollande. He was nominated by Emmanuel Macron to serve as Foreign Minister in the Édouard Philippe Government on 17 May 2017.
French hot air
Le Drian's predecessor as Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault said on 19 April 2017 he would provide proof "in the coming days" that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces used chemical weapons in an attack on April 4 in Khan Shaykhun. By July 2017, neither Ayrault nor Le Drian had provided any such proof.
Student Union activist
Jean-Yves Le Drian was born on 30 June 1947 in Lorient, Brittany, to working-class parents, Jean and Louisette, who were active members of the Young Christian Workers (Jeunesse ouvrière chrétienne, or JOC, in French). He completed his studies at the University of Rennes, where he was an activist for the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France (UNEF).
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- "French election: Defence Minister Le Drian defects to Macron"
- "CV: Jean-Yves LE DRIAN" (PDF). European Commission. 25 January 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 February 2014.
- "France says it will provide proof the Syrian government used chemical weapons"
- Document:The Trump Administration’s Syria Gas Attack Narrative Continues to Unravel
- "JEAN-YVES LE DRIAN - PARTI SOCIALISTE"