France condemns the resumption of violence and aerial bombardment in Jebel Marra, in the region of Darfur. These deliberate attacks are resulting in numerous civilian casualties and may constitute war crimes.
We support the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), which must be able to implement without hindrance its mandate to protect civilians and support the political process.
France calls for the immediate cessation of hostilities and for free access for humanitarian assistance in all areas of conflict in Sudan. The only way to achieve peace, stability and democracy in Sudan is through an inclusive process of national dialogue.