CAR communications minister on whirlwind charm offensive in Paris
Le ministre centrafricain de la communication Serge Djorie termine ce vendredi une visite de cinq jours sur les bords de la Seine, pendant laquelle il a rencontré Jean-Marie Bockel.
The arrest of four French soldiers on 21 February has raised tensions between Bangui and Paris. The French foreign ministry has sent several messages to the president's office in CAR calling for their release and on 22 February it suspended the delivery of all new visas for France.
Central African president Faustin Archange Touadéra has been making repeated appeals to Paris in recent days with a view to meeting with Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the European Union-African Union summit. For the moment, the French government is politely stalling for time.