France welcomes the installation of an interim authority in the Kidal region on February 28.
This constitutes further progress toward implementing the peace and reconciliation agreement and should ensure better political representation of the populations in northern Mali. It represents an important step toward restoring the authority of the Malian state throughout the country.
France encourages the signatory parties to continue implementing the Algiers agreements, notably with respect to the installation of interim authorities in all regions of northern Mali. It will continue to lend its support to efforts to promote peace, security and development in Mali.