ALGIERS – Thursday, 27 April 2023 (APS) – As part of his working visit to Bamako, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf held meetings with officials concerned by the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali resulting from the Algiers process, said Thursday the ministry in a statement.

These meetings took place with representatives of Malian movements’ signatories of the Agreement in 2015, members of the group of international mediation, as well as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Wane al-Ghassim, the same source said.

They come in “the context of efforts made by Algeria, as leader of the international mediation and chair of the Monitoring Committee for the implementation of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali from the Algiers process (CSA),” the statement added.

Intervening in the wake of talks held by the FM with the Malian authorities, these meetings were “an opportunity to intensify consultations and exchange views and analysis with the Malian parties and with international partners on ways to overcome the current obstacles that hamper the completion of the peace process and reconciliation in this brotherly country,” said the statement.

The meetings held with government officials and signatory movements affirm “the commitment of all parties to respect the Algiers Agreement, as well as their will to adhere seriously to the steps taken by Algeria in order to establish and strengthen confidence between the Malian parties and ensure the rapid resumption and consensus of the activities of monitoring mechanisms for the implementation of the Agreement,” said the same source.

For their part, the members of the international mediation and the UN representative expressed their full support for the efforts constantly made by Algeria, under the leadership of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune to support the security and stability of the Republic of Mali, expressing “their aspiration to continue their action, under the leadership of Algeria, to promote the goals of peace, reconciliation and sustainable development in this country to help lay the foundations of peace in the region.”