Mali – Adoption of a statement calling for the immediate cessation of all forms of violence (February 20, 2015)

France welcomes the adoption by the parties to the inter-Malian negotiations of a statement calling for the immediate cessation of all forms of violence. This is an important step forward toward ensuring progress in the ongoing negotiations.

We call on all parties to continue the negotiations in good faith in order to reach a lasting peace agreement.

France reaffirms its support for the negotiation process led by Algeria, with the support of international facilitation efforts. The successful conclusion of the negotiations is key to ensuring lasting stability in Mali.

France, alongside the Malian authorities and its partners operating in the Sahel, remains mobilized to contribute to the stabilization of Mali.