NEW YORK (United Nations) – Thursday, 06 April 2023 (APS) – In a report sent on April 4th to the Council of Security, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed the personal commitment of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune to promoting peace and stability in the Republic of Mali.


In this regard, Antonio Guterres praised the direct involvement of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune in the efforts aimed at revitalizing the process of the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, stemming from Algiers process.

He particularly underlined that the President of the Republic had successively received in January and February delegations representing all the Malian parties signatories to the Agreement of Algiers, namely the Government and the political-military movements.

In light of these developments, UN Secretary General commended Algeria’s leadership, in its double capacity as the leader of the international mediation and the chair of the agreement’s follow-up committee, by shedding light on its initiatives to overcome the current deadlock in the agreement implementation process which remains, according to the UN Chief, the privileged instrument to promote sustainable peace and reconciliation in Mali.

It is important to note that the Secretary General’s report comes in anticipation of a meeting of the Security Council on the situation in Mali, scheduled for 12 April, under the chairmanship of Russia.

In this regard, and besides the developments related to the political transition in the country and the on-going restructuration of MINUSMA, the emphasis of the Council’s fifteen members will be placed, in all likelihood, on the current difficulties in the implementation of Algiers Agreement.