Central African Republic – Opening of the National Bangui Forum (May 4, 2015)

France welcomes the opening of the National Bangui Forum, an important milestone in the process of dialogue and reconciliation initiated in July 2014 in Brazzaville, under the auspices of the mediator, President Sassou-Nguesso.

The forum is a major opportunity for the people of the Central African Republic to put the worst crisis in their history behind them, by drawing up the guidelines for a peaceful, united and democratic Central African Republic. In this regard, preparations for the presidential and parliamentary elections, which will mark the end of the transition, are especially important.

France calls on all people of the Central African Republic to support this reconciliation process led by the transitional authorities with the support of the international community and the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic.