French Foreign Policy Towards Namibia 1981–85

  • Jacques Marchand


When the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Claude Cheysson, made public on 7 December 1983 the decision of the French government to suspend its participation in the Contact Group, international opinion wondered how it should interpret this decision and whether it signified a major political change on the part of the French government with regard to the Namibian question.


Security Council Transnational Corporation French Government Contact Group Socialist Party 
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  1. 13.
    Bernard Taillefer, French Imperialism in the Economy of South Africa (unpublished PhD thesis at University of Grenoble, June 1980), p. 409.Google Scholar
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    Patric Claude, in Le Monde, 27 July 1981.Google Scholar

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