Central African Republic – Attack against peacekeepers (January 5, 2017)

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France utterly condemns the attack against a convoy of peacekeepers serving with MINUSCA (UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic), which killed two Moroccan soldiers and also injured other people on January 3.

We extend our wholehearted condolences to the victims’ families, the Moroccan government and MINUSCA and wish the injured a speedy recovery.

This tragic news reaffirms Morocco’s constant and valuable commitment to stabilization and peacekeeping operations in Africa and throughout the world.

France, which reaffirms that attacks against UN peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law, calls on the authorities of the Central African Republic to do everything possible to identify the perpetrators of this attack and bring them to justice. France reaffirms its full support for the work of MINUSCA, in support of the authorities of the Central African Republic, to protect the civilian populations and promote peace in CAR.