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US News Mali: The UN Security Council expected in Bamako

04:25  23 october  2021
04:25  23 october  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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One delegation from the United Nations Security Council must land in Bamako on Saturday 23 October in the afternoon. An official two-day visit that is part of the regular consultations between the Malian government and the UN since the creation of the MINUSMA in 2013. But this visit occurs in a very tense context, Bamako crossing the iron with its partners International on the possibility of a contract with the Russian mercenaries of the Wagner Group, and especially on a possible elongation of the transition period. The authorities are committed over a period of 18 months but now plan to postpone the planned deadline.

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The delegation of the Security Council will be led by Kenya, which presides over the Council in October, Niger and France. Meetings are planned with the Malian government team and with the President of the Transition, the Colonel Assimi Goïta , but also, it is clear from the UN source, with the signatory armed groups of the 2015 peace agreement. and civil society.

For its part, the Ministry of Foreign Foreign Affairs states that "the main objective of this mission is to evaluate the political, security and humanitarian situation", as well as respect for human rights in the country. It will also, indicate the Department, "the Statement of Implementation (priority measures)" of the Peace Agreement, and especially "the Transition Calendar".

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The organization of the presidential and legislative elections, which must put an end to the transition period initiated with the military military coup of August 2020, is the object of an arm of iron between Bamako and its African and international partners. The latter recall for months the Malian authorities to their commitment to organize these elections in February. The Presidency and the Malian Transitional Government, they no longer hide the desire for the date to be postponed and set at the next national foundations, which must be completed at the end of December. At the end of this visit to Mali, the UN delegation will fly on Sunday afternoon for Niamey, the capital of Niger.

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