Closing Guantanamo: France Wants Common EU Policy On Detainees

01/26/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Deutsche Welle

The French Foreign Ministry called for a common European Union policy Friday, Dec. 26, on how to deal with prisoners currently held in the US prison in Guantanamo Bay on Cuba after the camp is closed as planned by President-elect Barack Obama in 2009.

The ministry in Paris said in a statement that the French government welcomed Obama's plan to close the prison, where suspected terrorists are held, but there had to be a common European policy on any prisoners being relocated to Europe.

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