Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (Paris, January 29, 2013)

Mali – Journalists

As we – my counterpart from the Ministry of Defense and I - reminded you on January 16, the security situation in Mali is currently posing a considerable risk to journalists. That’s why today I would like, once again, to urge those of you who are traveling to the country or are in the country to be extremely vigilant.

I urge you to stay informed of the situation, which often changes from hour to hour in the areas where the Malian and French armies are present, and to follow the safety precautions on our “Travel Advice” page, which we update on a very regular basis, as well as those of the French authorities, the embassy and armed forces in the country.

Failure to comply with these basic safety precautions would jeopardize not just your safety but the safety of those who would come to your assistance as well. Should you require any additional information or clarification please do not hesitate to contact us.