Security Council members condemn attacks in Central African Republic

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The members of the UN Security Council have condemned the attacks conducted by armed groups in the last few days in north-eastern Central African Republic and associated human rights abuses.

In a press statement, the members of the council also expressed strong concern at the situation in the country, noting that the developments threatened the civilian population and the stability of Central African Republic.

The members of the Security Council underlined that those undermining the process of consolidating peace, security and stability in the Central African Republic should be held accountable.

They also demanded that the armed groups immediately cease hostilities, withdraw from captured cities, cease any further advance towards the city of Bangui, return to peaceful activities and respect the 2008 Libreville Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

The members of the Security Council emphasized the necessity of enhanced political dialogue in order to identify ways out of the current crisis and preserve national unity in the Central African Republic.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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