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Paris Calls for Stopping Boycott of French Products

Paris Calls for Stopping Boycott of French Products

Sunday, 25 October, 2020 - 19:30
Men flash the victory gesture as they pose for a picture next to a sign condemning French President Emmanuel Macron for his comments over the Prophet Mohammed in Syria's Idlib on October 25, 2020. (Photo by OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)

France on Sunday urged Middle Eastern countries to stop retail companies from boycotting French products.

The foreign affairs ministry said in a statement that in recent days there had been calls to boycott French products, notably food products, in several Middle Eastern countries as well as calls for demonstrations against France over the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

"These calls for boycott are baseless and should stop immediately, as well as all attacks against our country, which are being pushed by a radical minority," the statement said.

France will not give up cartoons, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday evening in a ceremony dedicated to the memory of teacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded.

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