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15 July 2013 - Sudan - Attack against the United Nations/African Union Mission in Darfur

Statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

France strongly condemns the attack against a patrol belonging to the United Nations/African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) which killed 7 Tanzanian soldiers and injured 17 others on July 13.

We express our condolences to the Tanzanian authorities as well as to the victims’ families.

France is concerned by the deteriorating security situation in Darfur and urges the Sudanese government to swiftly investigate this attack and to bring the perpetrators to justice.

We reaffirm our full support for UNAMID’s action and for the states that are helping to consolidate peace in Darfur. Only a political solution can put an end to the cycle of violence. France calls on all actors to join the Doha process and encourages the Sudanese authorities to continue honoring its commitments to development in Darfur.

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