Central African Republic – Attack against MINUSCA (25 July 2017)

France condemns the attack perpetrated on July 25 in Bangassou against MINUSCA, which killed two Moroccan soldiers and injured another.

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families and to the Moroccan authorities. Two days after the death of another peacekeeper, Morocco is again paying a heavy price for its involvement in the peacekeeping operations.

France is concerned at the increase in attacks against UN forces and demands that the perpetrators be brought to justice. There is an urgent need to make progress toward effectively disarming the armed groups. France supports the efforts of MINUSCA and its contingents to stabilize the Central African Republic and protect the civilian populations. It supports the efforts of the authorities of the Central African Republic, the African Union and the regional countries and organizations within the framework of the joint road map for peace and reconciliation, adopted on July 17 in Libreville.

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