Central African Republic – Transfer of authority from MISCA to MINUSCA (September 15, 2014)
France welcomes the transfer of authority in the Central African Republic from the African Union force (MISCA) to the UN peacekeeping operation, MINUSCA. This took place on September 15 in accordance with the timetable set out in UNSCR 2149.
We pay tribute to the remarkable work accomplished by the African soldiers with the support of the French operation, Sangaris, and the European operation, EUFOR RCA. This joint commitment made it possible to prevent the Central African Republic from descending into chaos.
France reaffirms its support for the UN’s action in the Central African Republic and stresses the need for the transitional authorities to complete, with MINUSCA’s support, the transition process.