Paris, September 29, 2014
The French President had a meeting in Paris with the President of Mauritania and incumbent Chairperson of the African Union, Mr Mohamed ould Abdelaziz.
The Head of State wished to conduct a broad overview of security issues on the African continent.
On Mali, they welcomed the mediation efforts embarked on to achieve reconciliation in the north of the country, with due regard for Mali’s unity.
Regarding the Central African Republic, they welcomed the recent deployment of a UN mission, which succeeded the African Union mission on 15 September. François Hollande praised Mauritania’s readiness to deploy a contingent in that mission, in order to protect the civilians still threatened in the CAR.
Regarding Libya, they reiterated their very strong concern about the country’s instability in security and political terms, and they signalled their desire to continue arguing for greater involvement by the international community and the United Nations in support of Libya’s legitimate authorities.
Finally, the two heads of state voiced their concern about the Ebola virus epidemic and called for more widespread mobilization to prevent the epidemic from spreading to new countries.
At bilateral level, the two presidents agreed to continue their efforts to develop trade and investment, particularly in the energy and urban infrastructure sectors./.