France condemns within the strongest potential phrases the July fifth assault on the United Nations Multidimensional Built-in Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which occurred between Gao and Tessalit. This assault left two Egyptian peacekeepers lifeless and wounded 5 others.
France gives its condolences to the deceased troopers’ family members and to the Egyptian authorities. We want the wounded peacekeepers a speedy restoration.
France applauds the dedication demonstrated by MINUSMA, which performs an important function in stabilizing Mali. We reaffirm our help for the authorities of the Sahel nations of their struggle in opposition to terrorism.