Central African President Faustin Archange Touadéra has spoken for the first time since the publication of the first results of the presidential and legislative elections.
In a telephone interview with French President Emmanuel Macron, the Central African President condemned the attempts by armed groups and certain political leaders, including Mr. François Bozizé, to undermine peace agreements and the constitutional electoral process supported by the international community.
Faustin Archange Touadéra, who says he takes note of the provisional results of the first round of the Central African presidential and legislative elections, made public by the National Election Authority on January 4 and 5, calls for respect for future decisions of the Constitutional Court, while emphasizing the need for an open and inclusive political dialogue. He also condemns “false speeches intended to harm the Franco-Central African relationship”.
During this telephone interview, the two heads of state renewed their support for the elements of the United Nations mission, MINUSCA, responsible for contributing to the protection of civilians, the electoral process and the stabilization of the country, alongside Central African security forces. They condemned the attacks on humanitarian personnel and called for respect for international humanitarian law and humanitarian access.
At the request of President Touadéra, and in agreement with MINUSCA, the French President ordered a second mission to fly over Central African territory by fighter planes, after the one carried out on 23 December. This mission took place that very day. It marks France’s solidarity with the Central African people and its condemnation of the continued attempts to destabilize the country carried out by armed groups …