Central African Republic – France, the UN and the African Union join forces [fr]

Central African Republic – France, the UN and the African Union join forces.

France supports UN and African Union initiatives to bring security and peace to the Central African Republic.

The Minister of Foreign Affair, Laurent Fabius, has visited Bangui on 13 October 2013 to underline France’s commitment to a speedy improvement of the security situation and of living conditions for populations in Central African Republic.

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The French authorities keep up with their efforts to strengthen the mobilization of the international community and to find means to help Africans to solve this tragedy. Resolution 2121 has just been unanimously adopted by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) following a French initiative.

France specifically supports the establishment of the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (AFISM-CAR) under the auspices of the African Union and supported by the Economic Community of Central African States. France also supports the endeavors of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA) in civilian issues (political process, Human rights and humanitarian access).

France also supports the implementation of the road map with the aim to ensure free and fair elections in 2015. This road map has several steps: establishment of an electoral commission, reconstitution of the electoral roll and organization of a constitutional referendum.

Furthermore France is planning to help local people on health, food and economic issues (payment of civil servants, together with international economic organizations).

A Summit for peace and security in Africa is scheduled to take place in December 2013 in Paris with the aim of mobilizing all Africans to bring security and peace back to the Central African Republic.

Published on 25/08/2014

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