France supports the establishment of a 72-hour ceasefire due to take effect at midnight on October 19.
This is a critical first step toward restoring trust between the parties to the conflict. France calls on all actors to resume the negotiations.
The only way to find a lasting solution to the crisis is through a political solution.
France reaffirms its full support for the efforts of Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, whom Jean-Marc Ayrault received in Paris on October 10.