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Meeting between the minister and Mr. Buyoya, High Representative of the African Union for Mali and the Sahel (August 29, 2013)

Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, received Pierre Buyoya, High Representative of the African Union for Mali and the Sahel.

This meeting came after the presidential elections in Mali, the success of which was recognized by the international community. This meeting provided an opportunity to discuss the timetable for the upcoming legislative elections, as well as the anticipated resumption of the process of dialogue and reconciliation, in accordance with the provisions of the Ouagadougou agreement. The minister and Mr. Buyoya also discussed the role of the African Union with respect to security in the Sahel and cooperation between the states in the region.

The security situation in the Central African Republic, in particular the prospects of strengthening African and international efforts to promote the stabilization of the CAR, were central to the discussions between the minister and Mr. Buyoya.

The Elysée Summit on peace and security in Africa, due to take place at the end of the year in Paris, provided an opportunity to discuss all of these problems in the presence of the African leaders.


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