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The former Socialist Minister of National Education Najat Vallaud-Belkacem is due to take over the presidency of France Terre d’Asile in early July, a juggernaut in the reception and support of refugees, the association announced to AFP. .

France Terre d’Asile announced to AFP on June 23 that Najat Vallaud-Belkacem would become its next president. The arrival of the former Socialist Minister of National Education within the association operating the State specialized in the support of asylum seekers will be formalized on Saturday July 2, during the next general assembly.

“The June 18 board of directors unanimously decided to propose her to the head of France Terre d’Asile,” said the director general of the organization, Delphine Rouilleault. The former Minister of National Education, Higher Education and Research under François Hollande will succeed State Councilor Thierry Le Roy, whose second term is coming to an end.

His position will be “not operational”, it is pointed out, and Najat Vallaud-Belkacem will also retain the general management of One, an NGO which fights in particular against extreme poverty.

Former Minister of Women’s Rights, then of the City, Youth and Sports in the government of Manuel Valls, the politician will “bring her skills and knowledge” to France land of asylum, welcomes Delphine Rouilleault.

On June 20, on the occasion of World Refugee Day, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem spoke about Twitter of his “support for freedom fighters and human dignity”.


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