France utterly condemns the attack on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which occurred between Douentza and Sévaré, in the Bandiagara region, on 8 December 2021, killing seven Togolese Blue Helmets and injuring several others. It extends its condolences to the bereaved and the Togolese authorities. It wishes the injured Blue Helmets a speedy recovery.
France pays tribute to the commitment of MINUSMA, whose role is essential for the stabilization of Mali. It renews its support to the authorities of the Sahel countries in their battle against terrorism.
Those responsible for these attacks will have to be identified and held accountable for their actions.