Department of State Press Briefing (January 11, 2024) – Comments on the Central African Republic

January 11, 2024 

Vedant Patel, Deputy Spokesperson, Department of State

The State Department was not involved in the reported decision of Bancroft Global Development to establish a purported presence in CAR, nor has the State Department sought the involvement of any private military company in CAR.  The Department did not give a green light to Bancroft to begin operations as some have falsely reported.  We are committed to partnering with the Central African people, and we will continue to engage closely with the CAR government and international partners to achieve our shared objectives of a peaceful and prosperous Central African Republic that respects human rights and the rule of law.