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Far-right leader Le Pen meets with ambassadors at UN

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-11-04

The leader of France's far-right National Front party, Marine Le Pen (right), was at United Nations headquarters for lunch on Thursday with several ambassadors, speaking briefly with Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor (left).

AFP - Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's right-wing National Front party, had lunch at the United Nations Thursday with a handful of ambassadors, and Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor stopped by for a chat.

The lunch was not open to the press and Le Pen made no comment before entering a dining room set for 30 people.

"I am a free man," the Israeli ambassador told reporters before entering the room. He left 20 minutes later before the lunch began.

"We flourish on the diversity of ideas," Prosor said. "We talked about Europe, about other issues and I enjoyed the conversation very much."

Three ambassadors to the United Nations also took part: the ambassador for Trinidad and Tobago Rodney Charles, Uruguay's Jose Luis Cancela and Armenia's Garen Nazarian. The number two at the Japanese mission, Kazuo Kodama, also attended.

Le Pen was scheduled to meet with a group of Republican women in the afternoon.

One day earlier, she accused France's UN ambassador Gerard Araud of having sent "a rather strong message" that she was not welcome.

"The French government is very upset with my presence here and is seeking to minimize the impact of my visit by any means possible," Le Pen told reporters Wednesday.
 

Date created : 2011-11-04

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