Central African Republic - National Bangui Forum – Child soldiers (May 6, 2015)

France welcomes the signing, within the framework of the National Bangui Forum, of an agreement whereby the armed groups in the Central African Republic will commit to putting an end to all recruitment of child soldiers and to releasing those within their ranks.

We pay tribute to the role played by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and we call on all armed groups to implement their commitments without delay.

France supports the stabilization efforts being carried out by the transitional authorities with the support of the international community.