France is concerned by the intensification of fighting around Goma, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and its serious humanitarian consequences for civilian populations,” said a press release from the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. .
France condemns “with the greatest firmness the continuation of the M23 offensives”, as well as any attack against the MONUSCO force, the press release continued.
For French diplomacy, the current situation makes it more necessary than ever to relaunch regional diplomatic processes, particularly for the entry into force of a new ceasefire.
“We support the efforts of all actors committed to dialogue and appeasement,” concludes the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.
Fighting between the FARDC and the Rwandan-backed M23 has intensified over the past two weeks. This fighting has pushed thousands of Congolese to move for shelter.
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