France hails peace and reconciliation agreement for Mali

Mali/Algeria – Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, 1 March 2015

The agreement for peace and reconciliation in Mali, finalized in Algiers this morning, is excellent news.

I welcome the decision by the Malian President and government to sign it, and I call on all the groups in the north, which very positively welcomed this step forward, to do so without delay.

I pay tribute to Algeria for its effective mediation, which managed to bring the parties together around a balanced text beneficial to the country and the region.

The success of the agreement must now be ensured with the international community’s support. France, a friend of mediation, will of course stand alongside the parties to provide its full support./.

Published on 09/03/2015

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