EUFOR CAR – Declaration of full operational capacity - Joint statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and the Ministry of Defence
France welcomes the successful deployment of the forces of the EU military operation in the Central African Republic, EUFOR CAR. This marks another step forward in the EU’s commitment to stabilizing the country and protecting the civilian populations.
Having reached its full operational capacity on June 15, the EU force now includes 700 soldiers and gendarmes from France, Spain, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Romania.
In addition to the protection of Bangui airport, EUFOR CAR will now ensure security in the 3rd and 5th districts of Bangui, in support of the African Union’s MISCA forces and alongside Operation Sangaris.