Mali – Attack on the MINUSMA camp in Ansongo (April 15, 2015)

France condemns the April 15th attack on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Ansongo, in the Gao region, which killed three civilians and injured 16 others, including nine Nigerian MINUSMA peacekeepers.

We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and to the Malian authorities.

France fully supports MINUSMA and its stabilization mission in Mali. In order to restore stability in the long term, we call on those parties involved in the inter-Malian negotiations that have not yet done so to swiftly initial the peace and reconciliation agreement.