Mali - Q&A (17 May 2022)


Q: Does Mali’s withdrawal from the G5 Sahel signal the end of that organization, which was already barely functional? Also, do you have any information on the coup attempt reported by the junta yesterday?

A: France takes note of the Malian transitional authorities’ decision to withdraw Mali from the various bodies of the G5 Sahel, including its Joint Force.

Like the EU, France regrets this decision, which undermines regional efforts to work together to combat terrorism and promote development, and reflects once again the isolation of Mali’s transitional authorities.

As for your second question, we have no information about this matter.