Meeting between Laurent Fabius and his Central African Republic counterpart, Toussaint Kongo Doudou (March 11, 2014)
Mr. Laurent Fabius met this morning with Mr. Toussaint Kongo Doudou, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and la Francophonie of the Central African Republic.
Laurent Fabius and his Central African Republic counterpart, Mr. Toussaint Kongo Doudou (11.03.14) Photo : MAE/F. de la Mure
On this occasion, the two ministers reviewed the situation in the Central African Republic and the main common objectives that should make it possible to resolve the crisis:
the importance of successfully completing the transition process, including the holding of elections by February 2015;
the continued deployment on the territory of the Central African Republic of African MISCA [AFISM-CAR] forces supported by operation Sangaris, and the protection efforts of all people in the Central African Republic and notably the Muslim communities;
the need for the transitional authorities of the Central African Republic to commit themselves fully to genuine national reconciliation and the protection of human rights. Mr. Fabius reaffirmed the importance of the fight against impunity in order to send a strong signal to the sponsors and perpetrators of the abuses;
support for rebuilding the Central African Republic, which is vital in order to allow the transitional authorities to provide key services, notably social services, to a population that has been severely affected by the crisis.
During this meeting, Mr. Fabius reiterated that he would like a UN peacekeeping operation to be swiftly deployed in the Central African Republic in order to build on the results obtained by MISCA and to take the civilian aspect of efforts to resolve the crisis into consideration.