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Central African Republic (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - April 15, 2013)

Q - What’s your view of changes on the ground in the Central African Republic?

R - We’re extremely concerned by the situation in the Central African Republic. The continued violence against the civilian populations is unacceptable. The authorities that control Bangui must urgently ensure public order and security. Those who commit abuses must be held accountable before the competent courts.

On the initiative of Chad, which chairs the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the extraordinary summit scheduled to take place today in N’djamena has been postponed to April 18. We lend our full support to this organization in its efforts to clarify, as swiftly as possible and with the support of the African Union, the conditions for ending the crisis and for ensuring a consensus-based transition.

In our view, any political solution in the Central African Republic must be based on the framework established by the Libreville agreements of January 11, 2013, defined under the auspices of ECCAS with the support of the African Union.


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