Ambassador Rivkin’s Statement about the French Engagement in Mali
I commend the French government for responding to the urgent threat in Mali. We are looking forward to providing rapid support for the French effort. My Embassy is working night and day to coordinate our joint cooperation. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Lieutenant Damien Boiteux, who lost his life heroically in Mali on Friday.
-- Charles H. Rivkin, U.S. Ambassador to France