France pays tribute to the operation carried out on October 7 and 8 by MINUSCA, which made it possible to liberate the town of Bocaranga from the control of armed groups. It reaffirms its full support for this mission, which is evolving in a very difficult and volatile context.
We call on all of CAR’s partners to remain engaged with the CAR authorities and to support the strengthening of MINUSCA’s resources in order to allow it to rigorously implement its mandate to protect civilian populations.
France also supports the scaling-up of the CAR’s security forces, in close coordination with MINUSCA and with the support of the European Union Training Mission (EUTM), to which it contributes. We support all efforts to re-establish state authority throughout the country.