Accord paix MaliBAMAKO-Members of the international mediation hailed Monday in Bamako Algeria's role in the stabilisation of Mali in a meeting with Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra.

During this meeting extended to ambassadors of five member countries of the United Nations Security Council, participants highlighted Algeria's role in the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali.

On this occasion, the first year of the implementation of the Agreement, the Council of the European Union, which has examined the situation in the Sahel region, hailed Algeria's "key role" in the peace process in Mali.

After the meeting that took place at the headquarters of Algeria's embassy, leader of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) Mahamat Salih Annadhif told the press that this meeting was an opportunity to "assess" the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement resulting from the Algiers process.

"We welcome the Algerian minister's visit as he brought us together to review the situation," he stressed.

He highlighted the presence in Bamako of one of the "great" leaders of the Coordination of Azawad (CMA) Cherif Ag Ghali. He affirmed that the presence of Ag Ghali, who has never visited the Malian capital, is "an extremely important" event for the implementation of the agreement.

Annadhif hailed the signing of the document of understanding for the establishment of interim authorities, which represents, according to him, "step forward" in the peace process.

Lamamra will meet, in the evening of Monday, with his Malian counterpart Abdoulaye Diop and President of the Republic Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.

APS, 20 June 2016