France condemns in the strongest possible terms the June 9th attack on a patrol by the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) near the town of Ber, in the Timbuktu region, which left one peacekeeper from Burkina Faso dead and four others seriously wounded. France deplores the increased attacks against MINUSMA and obstacles to its free movement.
France offers its condolences to the loved ones of the dead peacekeeper and to the authorities of Burkina Faso. We wish the wounded peacekeepers a speedy recovery. We again pay tribute to the peacekeepers who risk their lives to protect local populations. France applauds their commitment and dedication.
Those responsible for this attack must be identified and held accountable.