Mali - Q&A - (20 Jan. 2022)


Q: Franck Riester told the Senate yesterday about a meeting concerning Mali that France and its European and African partners would be attending “in the coming days.” Can you specify when it will take place, in what format and on what subjects?}}}

A: As Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian noted in Brest, the Coalition for the Sahel should be meeting soon to review the situation in that country, particularly in view of the decisions taken by ECOWAS following the junta’s announcement that it would not carry out the transition according to the deadlines that had been determined initially. African and European Coalition partners are currently engaged in consultations, a regular practice. The issue will also be raised at the EU Foreign Affairs Council next week.