Congo – Brazzaville: "Gathering, respect and calm" … the message from Holland to Sassou Nguesso

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday asked his Congolese counterpart, Denis Sassou Nguesso, to “ensure gather, meet and calm” while his country is facing in recent days in clashes between anti-referendum protesters and forces of order.
“Denis Sassou Nguesso may consult his people, it’s part of his right and people must respond. Then always make sure to gather, meet and calm, “said, October 21, François Hollande at a joint press conference with Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, visiting State in Paris.
The French president also recalled that the position of France was “in all circumstances not to recognize the acts of force and call elections.”
Meeting between Fabius and Gabosso
The statement of the head of the French state intervenes only hours before the meeting announced in the late afternoon between French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Jean-Claude Gakosso, his Congolese counterpart. A meeting denounced by Survival association.

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