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17 June 2014 - Central African Republic / EUFOR RCA operation : Declaration of full operational capability

Joint statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and the Ministry of Defense

France welcomes the successful deployment of the forces of the EU military operation in the Central African Republic, EUFOR RCA. This marks another step forward in the EU’s commitment to stabilizing the country and protecting the civilian populations.

Having reached its full operational capacity on June 15, the EU force now includes 700 soldiers and gendarmes from France, Spain, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Romania.

In addition to the protection of Bangui airport, EUFOR RCA will now ensure security in the 3rd and 5th districts of Bangui, in support of the African Union’s MISCA forces and alongside Operation Sangaris.

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