Mali – Attacks on MINUSMA (Oct. 6) and the Malian Armed Forces (Sept. 30 - Oct. 1)

France condemns in the strongest possible terms the recent attacks on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Aguelhok and Bandiagara (on October 6), and on the Malian Armed Forces and the Malian contingent of the G5 Sahel Joint Force in Mondoro and Boulkessi (on September 30 and October 1).

France offers its condolences to the deceased soldiers’ loved ones and its best wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured peacekeepers and Malian soldiers.

France reaffirms its full support for MINUSMA, whose role is crucial to stabilizing Mali, and to the Malian Armed Forces, the G5 Sahel Joint Force, and the countries of the region.

Those responsible for these attacks must be identified and brought to justice.