Mali / UN – France commends MINUSMA’s role in Mali over the past 10 years (3 January 2024)


The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) completed its withdrawal from that country on December 31. That withdrawal occurred at the request of Mali’s transition government, in accordance with Security Council Resolution 2690, adopted on June 30, 2023. Mali’s cooperation remains essential to ensuring the security of UN personnel still on the ground to oversee the transportation of equipment.

Over the past 10 years, MINUSMA has made a significant contribution to the country’s security and the protection of civilians. France pays tribute to the peacekeepers who risked their lives to protect civilian populations, and to their families. More than 300 of them have lost their lives since 2013, and many others have been injured.

France applauds the countries that committed troops, and particularly Mali’s regional partners and neighbors.

Together with its international and regional partners, France remains committed to supporting countries that seek help with resolving crises and combating terrorism.