PARIS (LNC) — France on Thursday condemned the attack Thesday that led to the death of a Cameroonian peacekeeper serving with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).
The violence in the town of Batangafo was the origin of the attack, a Foreign Ministry statement said here.
“The perpetrators of this attack must be identified and brought to justice,” the statement said. France also reaffirmed its support for more UN Security Council action regarding the CAR violence and noted the UN has “expressed its readiness to impose further sanctions against those who threaten peace and stability in the country.” Measures to place additional sanctions on those opposing peace in Central Africa are under way, Paris said.
“We reaffirm our full support for the (UN) action to promote peace and stability and to protect civilians, as well as for the efforts of the authorities of the Central African Republic to bring the transition to a successful conclusion through the holding of free, open and transparent elections in accordance with the timetable that has just been published.” the Foreign Ministry said.
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