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Cameroon : Attack against a French vessel

Publié le October 31, 2008
Communiqué issued by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
Paris, October 31 - 2008

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs confirms the attack against a French vessel by armed individuals in Cameroonian waters today. 10 of the 15 crew, including 6 French nationals, are being held hostage.

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs is mobilizing in both Paris and Cameroon, in Yaoundé and Douala, to work for their earliest possible release.

M. Bernard Kouchner asked for the immediate activation of the Ministry’s crisis centre.

The crisis centre and French Consulate-General in Douala are in close contact with the company employing our nationals and with their families.

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs draws attention to the fact that in this matter discretion is essential for the efficacy of its action and the hostages’ safety./.

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