Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum said on Saturday, in Algiers, that the peace and reconciliation agreement in Mali, resulting from the Algiers process, is the appropriate instrument for settling the crisis in northern Mali.
In a statement to the press following his talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Mali, Tiébilé Dramé, Boukadoum said that the meeting enabled revision of developments in the situation in Mali, and allowed discussion of ways to enhance the implementation of the peace and reconciliation agreement emanating from the Algiers process.
“The agreement constitutes the appropriate instrument for resolving the crisis in northern Mali within the framework of an inclusive approach that combines the achievement of peace and stability in the country”, said Boukadoum.
The Head of Algerian Diplomacy also highlighted Algeria’s contribution to this agreement, in cooperation with the various international actors. The multiple cooperation frameworks between the two countries were additionally examined, added Boukadoum. “We also agreed on the need to work together to broaden bilateral cooperation between Algeria and Mali”, he concluded.
For his part, Mali’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said Algeria and Mali have pledged to “accelerate” the implementation of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, resulting from the Algiers process.
In a statement to the press following a meeting with his Algerian counterpart, Sabri Boukadoum, Dramé praised Algeria’s efforts “to restoring peace and stability in Mali”. “The Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali resulting from the process of Algiers, signed more than 4 years ago, has not yet produced all its effects”, said Mali’s Foreign Minister
There has been a delay and we want to catch up together. We therefore reiterated our common commitment to do our utmost to ensure that this agreement is implemented with the support of neighbouring countries and the international community, he added, noting that his visit to Algiers was aimed at “relaunching and accelerating the peace and reconciliation process in Mali”.
“The Algiers Agreement is a key instrument, which sets out the respect by all of Mali’s territorial integrity, national unity and sovereignty over all its territory”, said Dramé, noting “we are making great progress on the military level”.
“We are moving towards a national inter-Malian dialogue and we want to strengthen the foundations of the inter-Malian consensus with all our brothers from all regions of Mali”, concluded Mali’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Tiébili Dramé. “We are moving towards a national inter-Malian dialogue and we want to strengthen the foundations of the inter-Malian consensus with all our brothers from all regions of Mali”, he added.