France condemns terrorist attack in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, 14 August 2017

The French President condemns the terrorist attack that hit a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital last night. He pays tribute to the Burkinabé authorities’ effective mobilization to end the attack. The French and Burkinabé authorities remained in close contact during the night. Today the President will talk to his counterpart, President Rich Marc Christian Kaboré, to assess the situation.

The French President extends his sympathy and solidarity to the victims’ families.

Through the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and our embassy’s active efforts, messages of vigilance have been sent to our compatriots in the region.

The President repeats that France will remain committed, alongside the countries in the region, to continuing the fight against terrorist groups and speeding up the establishment of the G5 Sahel force./.

Burkina Faso – Terrorist attack in Ouagadougou/conversation between M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, and his Burkinabé counterpart – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, 14 August 2017

The French President spoke this morning to his Burkinabé counterpart, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. The President signalled his solidarity in this new ordeal undergone by Burkina Faso and reiterated his determination to deepen our cooperation.

The two presidents discussed the circumstances of the attack, the identification of the victims and the investigation to identify the people behind it.

They agreed on the urgency of implementing the decisions taken at the Bamako summit of 2 July and speeding up the establishment of the G5 Sahel force. They will both have contacts in the coming days with the other heads of state in the region in order to continue this mobilization./.

Published on 29/08/2017

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