France condemns in the strongest possible terms the attacks on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Timbuktu and Tessalit on May 18, which took the life of a Nigerian peacekeeper and injured several members of the mission.
France offers its condolences to the loved ones of the deceased soldier and to the Nigerian authorities. It wishes the injured peacekeepers – a Nigerian and several Chadians – a swift recovery.
France reiterates its support for the Malian authorities in their fight against terrorism, and for MINUSMA, whose role is crucial to stabilizing Mali.
The perpetrators of these attacks must be identified and held accountable for their acts.