Outgoing French foreign minister rejects blameBy DPA, IANS
Monday, February 28, 2011
PARIS - French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie has defended her track record, saying that she was the victim of a media campaign as she announced her resignation.
“Although I have the feeling of not having committed an error, I have decided to resign from my role as European affairs and foreign minister,” she wrote in her resignation letter Sunday.
Her departure was expected, following a scandal over her recent holidays in Tunisia in the early throes of violent anti-government protests in the North African country.