Author-card of document number 13084

Num
13084
Date
Sunday April 10, 1994
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Title
France expects nationals out of Rwanda on Sunday
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Identifier (cote)
lba0000020011120dq4a01026
Source
Public records
Type
Dépêche d'agence
Language
EN
Citation
PARIS, April 10 (Reuter) - France said it expected all of its remaining
nationals to be evacuated from Rwanda on Sunday.

We think that our 600 countrymen can be totally evacuated during the
day,
Cooperation Minister Michel Roussin told French radio.

As of early Sunday morning some 150 of the 600-strong French community
in Rwanda had been evacuated, most in two airlifts from the capital
Kigali.

Roussin said the French evacuation mission, involving 460 soldiers and
five military transport planes, was operating smoothly and enabling
nationals to flee the war-ravaged country quickly.

We have been able to get people out of their homes, to gather them
together at an agreed place and to take routes to the airport,
Roussin
said.

The Cooperation Minister, in charge of government relations with
African countries, reiterated that France was neutral in the conflict
between Rwandan government and rebel forces.

(c) Reuters Limited 1994
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