France condemns the terrorists attacks in Africa (Mali, Libye, Cameroon, Nigeria and Chad)

Mali - Attack on the United Nations mission (17 January 2015)

France condemns the attack perpetrated on 17 January on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Kidal, which claimed the life of a Chadian soldier and injured several Blue Helmets.
We extend our condolences to the victim’s family, the Chadian authorities and the United Nations.

France reaffirms its full support for MINUSMA and pays tribute to the involvement of the countries in the region and all the countries which contribute troops.
With Operation Barkhane, we remain resolutely committed to the fight against terrorism alongside the Malian authorities. We reaffirm our support for the Algiers negotiations on Mali; it is essential they be completed in order to enable the country to be stabilized in a lasting way.

Libya - Attack on the Algerian Embassy (17 January 2015)

France condemns the attack perpetrated against the Algerian Embassy in Tripoli.
We assure the Algerian authorities and people of our solidarity and stand by their side in the fight against terrorism.
France calls on all Libyan players to continue in a constructive manner the talks begun in Geneva, to enable a peaceful political transition to resume and stability to return.

Cameroon/Nigeria/Chad - Boko Haram terrorist attacks

France utterly condemns the attacks perpetrated on 17 and 18 January in the far north of Cameroon, and the attack committed in Potiskum, Nigeria. We extend our condolences to the families of the victims of terrorism and call for the immediate release of the people kidnapped.

France reaffirms its solidarity with and support for the authorities and people of Cameroon, Chad and Niger in the fight against Boko Haram.

France pays tribute to the commitment of the Chadian authorities and supports a robust and concerted regional response. To this end, for several months we’ve been helping to ensure that the regional dimension of the crisis is taken into account. The action plan adopted at the Paris summit on 17 May enabled progress to be made in the fields of intelligence, international sanctions and the creation of a multinational combined force.

M. Jean-Marc Todeschini, Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence, will represent France at a high-level meeting to be held in Niamey on 20 January, which will enable efforts to be stepped up, as well as regional mobilization, to which the international community must provide increased support.

Dernière modification : 28/01/2015

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