MALI13-4 : 2013 Operation SERVAL Mali - 5e RHC PAU - Helicopters TIGRE & PUMA
N°MALI13-4 : FDC FRANCE "Operation SERVAL in Mali 2013 - 5th Helicopters Gunship Regiment of Pau (France) - French Helicopters TIGRE ; PUMA & GAZELLE / Intervention by the French Armed Forces in Mali" 2013 :
Franked France 1 value Economic letter 20g grey "Marianne and the Europe, 2013" on Private display unit "Operation SERVAL - Helicopter PUMA / Flag of France and Mali" postmarked in Pau (France) dated January 21, 2013
+ Violet cachet Pau "OPERATION SERVAL 2013 / 5th CHR PAU - COMMITMENT OF TIGERS IN MALI" (France)
+ Postal link Pau (France) - Strasbourg "Council of Europe" (France) with Mail Office cachet on back
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Intervention of the French Armed Forces in Mali - Statement by the President of the Republic on the situation in Mali
"Mali is facing an aggression of terrorist elements from the North, whose brutality and fanaticism the world now knows, and so today the very existence of this friendly state, Mali, is at stake. , the security of its population, and that of our nationals, there are 6000 there.
I, therefore, on behalf of France, responded to the request for help from the President of Mali supported by the West African countries. As a result, the French Armed Forces have this afternoon given their support to the Malian units to fight against these terrorist elements.
This operation will take the necessary time. I will inform the French regularly about its progress. The Ministers concerned, Foreign Affairs in liaison with the United Nations, because we intervene in the framework of international legality, as the Minister of Defense will also provide all relevant information to the population. Finally, Parliament will be seized as soon as Monday.
Terrorists must know that France will always be there when it comes not to its fundamental interests but to the rights of a population, that of Mali, who wants to live free and in democracy. "Mr. François HOLLANDE, President of the French Republic, 11 January 2013 - (Source: www.elysee.fr)
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