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TD Kigali 11 mars 1993 - Position du CDR sur les accords de Dar es-Salaam

Card Number 317

Number
317
Author
Martres, Georges
Date
Thursday March 11, 1993
Yyyymmdd
19930311
Title
TD Kigali 11 mars 1993 - Position du CDR sur les accords de Dar es-Salaam
Pages
217
Extracted from
MIP, Annexes, p. 217
Size
125467 bytes
Pages nb.
2
Public records
MIP
Type
Document diplomatique, TD
Language
FR
Abstract title
The French ambassador shares the point of view of the Coalition for the Defense of the Republic (CDR) which judges that President Habyarimana is « worn out » and « finally failed everything ».
Abstract
In this text which announces the breakup of the Coalition for the Defense of the Republic (CDR) with Habyarimana, the French ambassador expresses his disapproval of the peace agreements, both the recent ceasefire agreement and that on sharing of power signed in January. He supports the CDR, which represents in his eyes the "Hutu nationalism" inherited from the revolution of 1959 and considers like CDR that President Habyarimana, "a head of state who finally failed everything", is to be replaced. He thus shows that French leaders, allied with Hutu extremists, have considered replacing President Habyarimana. Pierre Joxe, Minister of Defense and Marcel Debarge, Minister of Cooperation, also consider that Habyarimana is responsible for the rout of his army, which was saved at the end of February 1993 by the French military intervention of which Colonel Tauzin prides himself. This analysis is dissonant compared to the concert of testimonies of support for Habyarimana that French politicians will make hear after his death. The support of the ambassador to the CDR, representative of “Hutu nationalism”, shows that he considers Rwanda, like the French military, like the Hutu country, therefore that the Tutsi are foreigners and enemies there.