Mali – Attack against the Malian armed forces (May 11, 2015)

France condemns the attack against a convoy belonging to the Malian army on May 11 in the region of Timbuktu, which killed 9 Malian soldiers. We extend our condolences to the victims’ families and the Malian authorities.

France denounces the repeated violations of the ceasefire and reaffirms that the UN Security Council is prepared to adopt individual sanctions against those who fail to uphold it. The only way to put an end to the crisis in Mali is through a peace process.

France calls on the representatives of the Coordination of Azawad Movements to demonstrate responsibility. It urges them to put an immediate end to the violence and to travel to Bamako on May 15 to sign the agreement on peace and reconciliation in Mali.