French action pacified Central African Republic - Minister
Central African Republic – Interview given by M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, to the daily newspaper Ouest-France
Paris, 1 April 2016
Q. – You’re back from Bangui. France’s mission in the Central African Republic is coming to an end. Mission accomplished?
THE MINISTER – When Operation Sangaris was decided on, I was in Matignon. The situation was extremely delicate. We shouldered our responsibilities. Massacres had to be prevented. Our intervention enabled us to pacify the situation and create conditions that made the political transition process possible. We’ve come a long way, and France and the European Union played an important role. (…)./.