Mali – Attack on MINUSMA (25 January 2019)

France condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack carried out against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) on January 25 near Douentza, in the Mopti region, which claimed the lives of two Sri Lankan peacekeepers and injured several others.

We honor the personnel who were killed in this attack and offer our condolences to their families. We applaud the commitment of the Sri Lankan forces in MINUSMA.

France reaffirms its determination to fight alongside its partners to combat the scourge of terrorism. We demand that everything be done to identify those responsible for this attack and to bring them to justice.

France reaffirms its full support for MINUSMA, which is playing a vital role in stabilizing Mali.