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Sébastien Lecornu, the discreet Minister of the Armed Forces, is now making his voice heard

2023-11-28T19:18:19.775Z

Highlights: Sébastien Lecornu, the discreet Minister of the Armed Forces, is now making his voice heard. Since his unexpected tour of the Middle East on 15 November, the minister has been on the front line in negotiating the return of French hostages held by Hamas. The first releases on Friday, without any of them, initially dampened the hopes of the executive. "An emotional rollercoaster", testified the Minister, who has been in the region since mid-November.


Since his unexpected tour of the Middle East on 15 November, the minister has been on the front line in negotiating the return of French hostages held by Hamas.


It's an appointment he attends only sparingly. In a sign that the period is not insignificant, Sébastien Lecornu was the guest on Tuesday morning of the Renaissance group meeting. A few hours after the announcement of the release of three French children who had been hostage by Hamas since October 7. While welcoming this, the Minister of the Armed Forces reminded the elected representatives of the presidential party that five other French people are still captives of the terrorist organization.

Since his unexpected tour of the Middle East on 15 November, "at the request of the President of the Republic", Sébastien Lecornu has been on the front line to negotiate the return of the hostages. From Cairo to Doha, via Riyadh and Tel Aviv, the minister has struggled to put the fate of the French back at the top of the negotiating pile. But the first releases on Friday, without any of them, initially dampened the hopes of the executive. "An emotional rollercoaster", testified the Minister of the Armed Forces...

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Source: lefigaro

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