France applauds the unanimous adoption, by the UN Security Council, of the resolution renewing the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) until November 15, 2017. This renewed mandate will allow MINUSCA to better protect civilians and deal with armed groups.
It expands its role in the country’s long-term stabilization by giving it additional responsibilities, particularly in the areas of disarmament and reforms of the security and justice systems. MINUSCA will also provide support for the elected Central African government in its efforts to conduct an inclusive national dialogue and re-establish state authority over the entire country.
Together with the UN and its international partners, France will continue to support the Central African Republic.
At least three people have been killed in the Bambari region in the centre of the country.
Some ex-Seleka rebel militants and armed Fulani members are trying to rubbish the ongoing efforts to effectively implement the Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) of former rebel fighters in the Central African Republic.