France utterly condemns the attack against the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which took place near Tessalit, in the northeastern part of the country on October 2 and cost the life of an Egyptian peacekeeper and injured several others. It extends its condolences to the victim’s family and to the Egyptian authorities. It wishes the injured peacekeepers a speedy recovery.
France pays tribute to the commitment of MINUSMA which plays a key role in ensuring stability in Mali. It renews its support for the authorities of the Sahel countries in their fight against terrorism.
The perpetrators of these attacks must be identified and held accountable for their actions.