Morocco to send forces to Central African Republic amid violence   2013-12-07 06:06:53            

RABAT, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Morocco decided Friday to send forces to Central African Republic (CAR) following the UN Security Council's authorization of an African-led and French-backed peacekeeping force in the violence-hit country.

In a press release, the Moroccan foreign ministry called for internationally-supported emergency measures to prevent further deterioration of the security situation in the CAR.

It also welcomed the UN Security Council's approval of 12-month mandate of international forces in the CAR as a new decisive step to help settle its crisis.

On Thursday, the UN Security Council unanimously authorized the African military force MISCA to protect civilians and provide security in the violence-ridden nation. The measure also allows participation of troops from France.

The UN resolution was adopted amid reports of heavy gunfire in the CAR capital of Bangui, which has claimed at least 100 lives.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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