Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (Paris, July 28, 2014)

Cameroon – Terrorist attacks (July 27)

France condemns the terrorist attacks carried out on Sunday in Kolofata, in northern Cameroon near the Nigerian border, which took several lives.

At this difficult time, France offers its condolences to the families of the victims and assures the Cameroonian authorities of its solidarity in the fight against terrorism in respect for human rights, in which it will continue to play a major role.

It welcomes the mobilization of the countries of the region since the May 17th Paris summit to offer a coordinated response to this scourge, notably via the multinational force established on July 22 by the governments of Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad.