The former Bordeaux manager was officially appointed Les Bleus coach last week but the 1998 World Cup winner has spoken for the first time since his unveiling.
"I am very proud to be here as coach of the France team," said Blanc.
"For me, the France team is above everything, it was a thread throughout my career. As a player I experienced difficult times but also some great moments.
"My commitment to the France team is absolute. I had other challenges available to me, but this one with the French team most attracted me. The recent difficult events never called that into question.
"The France team does not belong to anybody. It is for everyone, for you (the media) the same as for me. I understand what the France team represents, the rights and the requirements linked to this jersey."