The Daily Press Briefing

Statements made by
the Ministry for Europe
and Foreign Affairs
Spokesperson


Paris - June 19, 2019
In this issue:

◢  Nigeria – Attack against a military base in Gajiram (June 17, 2019)

◢  Mali – Attacks in Yoro and Gangafani (June 17, 2019)

◢  Tunisia

 
Nigeria – Attack against a military base in Gajiram (June 17, 2019)

France utterly condemns the attack targeted against a Nigerian armed forces base in the country's northeast, which resulted in the death several personnel.

It extends its condolences to the families and friends of the military personnel who died. It reaffirms its solidarity with Nigeria in the fight against terrorism.



Mali – Attacks in Yoro and Gangafani (June 17, 2019)

France utterly condemns the violence perpetrated on Monday in the villages of Yoro and Gangafani, in the Mopti region, which resulted in a large number of civilian casualties.

It extends its condolences to the victims' families and friends. It stands alongside Mali at this difficult time.



Tunisia

An amendment to the electoral law has just been passed in Tunisia. Certain provisions have been strongly criticized, since they may exclude candidates. Is this reform a step in the right direction?

The Assembly of the Representatives of the People of the Republic of Tunisia has passed an amendment to the electoral law. It is not up to France to express an opinion on this sovereign vote.

France reaffirms its support for Tunisia, a country that is a friend and special partner. It reaffirms its confidence in the Tunisian people and institutions and pays tribute to Tunisia's democratic vitality, for which the general elections in the fall will constitute an important landmark.

France will participate in the EU Election Observation Mission and intends to continue to lend its full support to Tunisia, with due respect for its independence and its institutions.


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