MINUSCA - Q&A - (24 Feb. 2022)
Q: Is France working alongside the UN to obtain information on the fate of the four French troops who were arrested in the Central African Republic and to obtain their release?
A: France supports the efforts of the UN, which is fully committed to obtaining the release of four French troops belonging to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). They were arrested on February 21 while escorting the Mission’s chief of staff to the Bangui airport.
Yesterday the UN Secretary-General condemned their arrest, which violates the 2014 Status of Forces Agreement between the Central African Republic and the UN, and called for their immediate, unconditional release.