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17 June 2013 - Sudan / Attack against a UNISFA logistics base

Statement by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson

France strongly condemns the attack against a logistics base belonging to the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) in Kadugli, Sudan, which left an Ethiopian soldier dead and several other people injured.

France extends its condolences to the Ethiopian authorities and the victim’s family. The perpetrators of these attacks must be held accountable for their actions.

France reaffirms its unfailing support for the action of UNISFA, the only authorized force in this region in accordance with UNSCR 1990.

It is more vital than ever to ensure that the mechanisms set forth in the agreements of June 20, 2011, are implemented and that the discussions on the final status of Abyei move forward. France urges both governments to establish without delay the interim administration of the Abyei area, in particular the Abyei Police Service, in order to avoid a repetition of such incidents in the future.

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