Central African Republic – Attack against MINUSCA (3 June 2018)

France utterly condemns the attack carried out against MINUSCA on June 3 in the western part of the Central African Republic, which killed one Tanzanian peacekeeper and injured seven others.

France extends its condolences to the family of the Tanzanian soldier who was killed, as well as to the Tanzanian authorities, and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

France reaffirms its full support for the work of MINUSCA, which is paying a heavy price to accomplish its mission. It reaffirms that attacks against peacekeepers may constitute war crimes and calls for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

All armed groups in Bangui and in the rest of the country must put an end to all forms of violence and destabilizing activities, lay down their weapons and engage immediately and unconditionally in the peace process.