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  • Mali – United Nations – Helicopter accident (17.03.15)

    France extends its condolences to the families of the victims of the helicopter accident on March 17 in Gao, which killed two Dutch soldiers working for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

  • Mali – Development – Visit by Annick Girardin (16-18.02.15)

    Annick Girardin, Minister of State for Development and Francophony, is in Bamako from 16 au 18 February to co-chair, with Malian Prime Minister Modibo Keita and European Commissioner Christos Stylianides, the fifth follow-up meeting to the Brussels conference on reconstruction, “Together for a new Mali”.

  • Mali – Attack on the United Nations mission (17.01.15)

    France condemns the attack perpetrated on 17 January on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Kidal, which claimed the life of a Chadian soldier and injured several Blue Helmets.

  • Mali – Attack against a garrison in Nampala (05.01.15)

    France condemns the attack carried out on January 5 against a garrison in Nampala in Mali, which claimed the lives of several Malian soldiers, as well as the attack carried out on January 4 against the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which injured several people.

  • Mali – Death of two Burkinabe AFISMA soldiers (18.04.14)

    France condemns this attack and offers its condolences to the Burkinabe authorities and to the families of the soldiers killed in Ber on August 16. We applaud the United Nations mission to stabilize Mali, and the commitment of its participating countries.

  • Mali – Attack in Aguelhok (11.06.14)

    France condemns the attack perpetrated yesterday in Aguelhok, in northern Mali, against the UN mission (MINUSMA). This cowardly act killed 4 Chadian soldiers and injured soldiers belonging to MINUSMA and the armed Malian forces.

  • Mali – Adoption of the Algiers Declaration (09.06.14)

    France welcomes the adoption of the Algiers Declaration on June 9 by the armed groups that are signatories to the Ouagadougou agreement. This is an important first step forward in terms of the commitment of these groups to work toward consolidating the ceasefire of May 23 and initiating negotiations with the Malian government.

  • Mali - Violence in Kidal (17.05.14)

    France condemns the unacceptable and deadly violence that took place on May 17 during the Malian prime minister’s visit to Kidal. There is no excuse for such acts, while every effort must be made to promote dialogue and reconciliation, in accordance with the UN Security Council decisions.

  • Mali – Parliamentary elections - Statement by Laurent Fabius (18.12.13)

    Mali, which was on the brink of destruction at the beginning of 2013, has legitimate and undisputed institutions at the end of 2013. It will now be able to concentrate fully on its economic development and on resolving the problems affecting it. Mali knows that it can count on France’s support.

  • Mali – General elections (24.11.13)

    France welcomes the smooth running of the first round of the Malian general elections. Following President Keita’s election, the ballot is an important stage in drawing a line under the crisis and consolidating democracy in the country.

  • Mali - Deaths of two journalists - Statement by Laurent Fabius (03.11.13)

    "The murder in northern Mali yesterday of Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, journalists at Radio France Internationale, is a heinous, despicable and appalling crime. The French President immediatedly voiced his outrage on France’s behalf and extended his condolences to the family and close friends, and he’s meeting the relevant state officials this morning. Instructions have been given for everything to be done to find the murderers."

  • Elections in Mali - Statement by Laurent Fabius (13.08.13)

    "Along with the countries of Africa, the European Union and the international community, France stood by Mali at a time when it was necessary to act to stop its destruction. It will remain by its side as a loyal friend, now that it is necessary to rebuild. All democracies should welcome Sunday’s election in Mali, which was both a great feat and a victory for peace."

  • Mali – Implementation of the Ouagadougou agreement (04.07.13)

    France welcomes the arrangements for implementing the Ouagadougou agreement, which have led to an agreement on the confinement in Kidal of the troops of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad and of the High Council for the Unity of Azawad, as well as on the establishment of checkpoints at the entrances to the town.

  • Mali - Transformation of AFISMA into MINUSMA (01.07.13)

    France welcomes the transformation today of the African-led International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA) into the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The African forces’ transition into blue helmets marks the beginning of a new phase for Mali, that of stabilization.

  • Appointment of Albert Gerard Koenders as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Mali (21.05.13)

    France welcomes the appointment of Albert Gerard Koenders as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Mali. As the former Dutch minister for development cooperation and head of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire since 2011, Mr. Koenders has the international experience and determination that will enable him to effectively support efforts to resolve the crisis in Mali. He will be able to count on France’s support in his role as head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

  • Mali – Outcome of the donors’ conference (15.05.13)

    Thirteen heads of state and 107 delegations took part in the donors’ conference to reaffirm their support for the Malian people and for the sustainable recovery plan adopted by the Malian authorities. France pledged to pay €280 million bilaterally, in addition to her multilateral contribution. We shall also provide 20% of the European Union’s assistance, to the tune of €520 million.

  • Mali – Adoption of Resolution 2100 - Statement by Laurent Fabius (25.04.13)

    Resolution 2100 is an important step. It is part of a comprehensive approach that includes stabilization and the restoration of security, support for the political transition and assistance with reconstruction and development. The deployment of the blue helments on the ground will begin in July 2013. It will underpin efforts to foster dialogue and reconciliation, which are crucial to the smooth running of the elections.

  • Visit by Mr. Laurent Fabius to Mali (04-05.04.13)

    During this visit, Mr. Fabius talked with the Malian authorities and the main representatives of the political parties. He also met with the French community and the soldiers involved in Operation Serval and the European operation to train the Malian army (EUTM Mali).

  • Mali (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 08.03.13)

    The territorial integrity of Mali is, first of all, in the process of being re-established. There may be continued fighting in some areas of the country, where the terrorists have retreated, but the swift recapturing of the major cities in the north brought real relief to the local populations freed from the subjugation of the extremist groups.

  • Mali – Adoption of the road map and announcement of the holding of elections (30.01.13)

    France welcomes the unanimous adoption yesterday by Mali’s Parliament of the road map for the transition, which makes provision for the holding of elections and the opening of negotiations with the north. In accordance with the Security Council’s request in its resolution 2085, this progress marks a crucial and positive step in the political process.

  • Mali – Road map for the transition (28.01.13)

    The adoption by the Malian government of a road map for the transition, which includes an electoral calendar and provides for the opening of negotiations with the north, marks a decisive and much anticipated step in the political process. This road map should be submitted for consideration by the Malian National Assembly.

  • Mali (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 16.01.13)

    The protection of human rights, the protection of civilians and the fight against impunity are priorities of France’s external action. It will do everything possible to stop the human rights violations throughout Mali and to ensure that no reprisals take place.

  • Mali – Press conference given by Laurent Fabius (14.01.13)

    I want to stress that this intervention falls strictly within international law. It responds to a formal request by the Malian President and is being conducted in accordance with the UN Charter, in compliance with UNSCRs 2056, 2071 and 2085.

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