Sudan – Darfur (April 12, 2016)

France expresses its concern over the situation in Darfur, where the Sudanese authorities are holding a referendum on April 11-13 on altering the region’s administrative status.

In a situation characterized by the resumption of violence and the ongoing presence of a very large number of displaced persons and refugees, France believes that the conditions for a credible political exercise are not in place.

France emphasizes that Sudan’s complex problems can be overcome only through a comprehensive approach, and notably through the organization of a national dialogue that – in order to succeed – must be transparent and inclusive.