Through the voice of its High Representative for Foreign Affairs, the European Union (finally) responded on the first day of 2013, "the continuing crisis in the Central African Republic." This is a call for dialogue has wanted to launch Catherine Ashton. "It is essential that all parties are committed to the way of resolve peacefully through dialogue and negotiation, the remaining differences. "Without qualifying the" conflict "in progress, the EU calls" also (all parties) to engage a avoid the use of force for political purposes and in particular to protect civilians in areas under their control. "
Attention to the respect of human rights
No action is announced immediately. But the EU Appeals to "authorities to take all necessary measures to put, without delay, an end to all acts of violence being committed against the people in the neighborhoods of Bangui and compromise the chances of a dialogue pacifies ". And the point of "respect for human rights" as "a fundamental value of the European Union and (...) an essential element of the Cotonou Agreement" has as a warning value subliminal. He recalled that European cooperation can be suspended if necessary. Pending.
In the meantime, the European Union is based on "the efforts made by regional organizations." It "supports" and the Economic Community of Central African States and the African Union in the spirit of "get as quickly as possible the parties to the negotiating table."