The Daily Press Briefing

Statements made by
the Ministry for Europe
and Foreign Affairs
Spokesperson


Paris - July 15, 2020
In this issue:

◢  Central African Republic – Attack on MINUSCA (July 13, 2020

◢  Armenia/Azerbaijan – Border clashes between the two countries (July 15, 2020)

 
Central African Republic – Attack on MINUSCA (July 13, 2020

France condemns in the strongest possible terms the July 13 attack on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in the Gedze area of the Nana-Mambéré prefecture (the western part of the country), which killed one Rwandan peacekeeper and injured two.

France offers its condolences to the deceased soldier's loved ones and the Rwandan authorities. It wishes the injured peacekeepers a speedy recovery.

France applauds MINUSCA's commitment and renews its support for the Central African authorities in the implementation of the political agreement for peace and reconciliation in the Central African Republic, signed on February 6, 2019, with the support of MINUSCA and the European Union Training Mission in the Central African Republic (EUTM RCA). It calls on all the parties to abide by the agreement and end the violence.

Those responsible for this attack must be identified and held accountable.



Armenia/Azerbaijan – Border clashes between the two countries (July 15, 2020)

France condemns the armed clashes that broke out on Sunday on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, causing several deaths.

It calls on both parties to abide by the ceasefire and resume their dialogue to avoid escalation.

As co-chair of the Minsk Group, France - along with its Russian and American partners - reiterates its commitment to achieving a lasting negotiated settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict consistent with international law.

How is France, as co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, responding to the clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan in recent days, which led to several deaths?

I refer you to my statement.



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