France is concerned at the continued clashes between armed groups in the area of Ippy and Bambari.
It strongly condemns this violence and calls on all armed groups to end the hostilities and to rejoin the disarmament, demobilization, reintegration and repatriation process (DDRR) led by the Central African Republic authorities. All perpetrators of violence and human rights violations must be brought to justice.
France reaffirms its full support for President Faustin Archange Touadéra and the Central African Republic authorities in their efforts to restore security and the rule of law throughout the country. France also renews its support for the work of MINUSCA and encourages it to continue the robust implementation of its mandate in order to protect the civilian populations. France fully supports the EU mission, EUTM-RCA - in which French troops are participating - in its efforts to restructure and train the Central African Republic’s armed forces.