U.S. Ambassador’s Statement on the Anniversary of the Bangui Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation

BANGUI – February 6, 2020 marks the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Bangui Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation. Mrs. Lucy Tamlyn, U.S. Ambassador to the Central African Republic, made this statement regarding the anniversary:

“The United States fully supports the Bangui Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation and urges all parties to respect and honor the terms of this critical peace accord. We recognize that there is still work to be done to bring lasting peace and security to the Central African Republic. We must redouble our efforts to ensure the peace accord is fully implemented and respected, and I want to assure the Central African people that the United States will always stand side by side with those who have chosen peace.”

The government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups signed the Bangui Agreement on February 6, 2019. Some of the main terms of the agreement include a commitment on behalf of the parties to respect the constitution, laws and regulations of CAR, as well as an acknowledgment by the parties of the serious consequences of the conflict and a vow to not repeat it.