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Published on December 16, 2013
Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Paris, December 14, 2013

I was outraged and saddened to hear about the car bomb attack this morning in Kidal, northern Mali, which claimed the lives of several MINUSMA soldiers and injured some Malian armed forces soldiers.

France condemns this cowardly act, which comes on the eve of the second round of the general election in Mali.

France extends its condolences to the victims’ families. It expresses its solidarity with the Malian authorities in their efforts to successfully complete the electoral process and reconciliation, and with the MINUSMA forces, responsible, alongside the Malian armed forces, for Mali’s security./.

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