France pays tribute to MINUSMA’s work in Mali following UN soldier deaths
Press briefing by the Head of the Press Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (excerpt)
Paris, 3 July 2015
Mali – Attack on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (2 July 2015)
France condemns the terrorist attack in the Timbuktu region on 2 July which killed six Blue Helmets of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
We extend our condolences to the bereaved and the Burkinabé authorities, and wish the five wounded Blue Helmets a speedy recovery.
Those responsible for this attack will have to be brought to justice.
France pays tribute to the troop-contributing countries’ commitment and the work of MINUSMA. It supports the efforts of the Malian authorities, African partners and United Nations to bring about Mali’s lasting stabilization. (…)./.