Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (Paris, December 18, 2013)

Central African Republic

This morning, Thierry Repentin, Minister Delegate for European Affairs, mentioned the possible deployment of ground troops to the Central African Republic by Germany and the United Kingdom, but London and Berlin are denying this. Could you clarify that?

With respect to Germany and the United Kingdom, Mr. Thierry Repentin, Minister Delegate for European Affairs, made a reference to the logistical support that a dozen or so of our European partners – including these two countries – are lending us.   

Furthermore, a certain number of EU member states are currently considering the possibility of sending military personnel to the Central African Republic.