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Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson (Paris, August 03, 2015)

Published on March 16, 2015

Burundi - Murder of General Adolphe Nshimirimana (August 2, 2015)

France condemns the murder of General Adolphe Nshimirimana on August 2 in Bujumbura. The perpetrators must be brought to justice.

We call on all parties to exercise restraint and to refrain from using violence.

The resumption of dialogue between all Burundian actors is the way to resolve the political crisis in the country.

 


Central African Republic - Attack against MINUSCA in Bangui (August 2, 2015)

France condemns the attack that killed a peacekeeper and injured several soldiers belonging to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on August 2.

We extend our condolences to the victim’s family. The perpetrators of this cowardly act must be brought to justice.

France pays tribute to MINUSCA’s commitment to peace, stabilization and the protection of civilians in the Central African Republic. It reaffirms its support for the transitional authorities of the Central African Republic in their efforts to bring the political process to completion as swiftly as possible - the only way to restore stability in the Central African Republic.

 


Iran - Death penalty - Situation of Salar Shadizadi

France is concerned by information concerning the imminent execution of the juvenile Salar Shadizadi, who was a minor at the time of the actions he is accused of.

France reiterates its unwavering opposition to the death penalty everywhere and in all circumstances.

 


Burma/Myanmar - Flooding

France was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic toll taken by the current flooding in Burma, which, according to latest estimates, has taken the lives of more than 46 people.

We offer our condolences to the victims’ families.

France assures the people and authorities of Burma of its solidarity.

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