Somalia – Attack (December 11, 2016)

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France condemns the attack committed on December 11 in Mogadishu that killed nearly 20 civilians and injured many others, according to preliminary estimates.

We offer the Somali people our full solidarity in this latest ordeal.

This tragedy comes at a crucial moment for the future of Somalia and the Somalis. It is essential for the current election process, which is to conclude by year’s end, to be carried through to completion. It is a vital prerequisite for guaranteeing the strengthening of institutions and restoring security throughout the country.

France stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the Somali authorities.