Central African Republic – Launch of operation EUMAM RCA (March 16, 2015)


France welcomes the launch of the European military advisory mission EUMAM RCA, approved on March 16 by Mr. Laurent Fabius and his European counterparts at the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels.

It replaces the European task force in CAR (EUFOR RCA), which ended its mission on March 15. EUFOR RCA ensured the security of the airport and the 3rd and 5th districts of Bangui for nearly a year, in close cooperation with the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA), and then the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) supported by France’s Operation Sangaris.

The EU is therefore committed over the long term to strengthening the capacity of the people of the Central African Republic to ensure their country’s stability; this commitment readily adapts to changes in the situation on the ground.