Jean-Yves Le Drian named Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs (17 May 2017) [fr]
President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron has named Jean-Yves Le Drian Minster for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
Marielle de Sarnez was named Minister attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
The transfer of power between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Jean-Yves Le Drian took place the afternoon of 16 May 2017, in presence of Ministry personnel.
— France Diplomacy (@francediplo_EN) May 17, 2017
In his first speech as Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian emphasised the major role France has to play in the context of a complex international situation.