Mali – Ms. Girardin’s attendance at the official signing ceremony of the agreement on peace and reconciliation (Bamako, May 15, 2015)

Ms. Annick Girardin, Minister of State for Development and Francophony, is representing France today at the official signing ceremony of the agreement on peace and reconciliation which is taking place in Bamako.

President Hollande and Mr. Laurent Fabius yesterday welcomed this major step forward and the spirit of compromise that characterized the conclusion of this agreement, which was initialed in Algiers yesterday by all of the parties.

Today in Bamako, the minister of state called for continued dialogue between all Malians in order to respond to the security and development challenges.