Q: ECOWAS said yesterday that it was “concerned” about the holding of elections in Mali by the promised deadlines. Does France share this concern?
A: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is holding its summit today. The conclusions of the ECOWAS Mediation Mission in Mali, which express its concern over the failure to effectively prepare the electoral process, will be examined in this framework.
France fully supports ECOWAS’s efforts in Mali and has already repeatedly expressed its support for ECOWAS’s demands on respecting the transition timetable