The proceedings of the second session of the high-level meeting of the parties to the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali, ended on Friday in the Malian capital, Bamako, with the approval of a declaration that concluded five days of intense dialogue between the signatories to the agreement stemming from the Algiers process, according to a statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad.
The closing ceremony was chaired by the Malian Prime Minister, Choguel Maïga, and was attended by members of the government, officials of international movements and mediation, as well as the media.
In his speech, Mr. Choguel Maïga reiterated the will of the transitional president as well as the government not to spare any effort to carry out its part of the commitments within the framework of the peace agreement.
He also thanked the international mediation under the “firm leadership of Algeria”, and hailed its “leadership and commitment”, according to the same source.
Among the most important outcomes of the high-level meeting, the decision to integrate 26,000 former fighters in two batches before the end of 2024, and the creation and activation of a specialized committee to undertake the work of the high-level civil executives and the military affiliated with the movements signatories, in addition to the government’s decision to launch political and institutional reforms not related to the constitutional amendment, according to the statement.
The proceedings took place in a positive atmosphere, characterized by the renewal of all parties’ adherence to the peace agreement and their commitment to work to expedite its implementation, the same source adds.
The Malian parties and members of the international mediation commended the tangible results of this meeting, highlighting the importance of the peace and reconciliation agreement in Mali, which stems from the indispensable Algiers process.
It is expected that the ministerial meeting of the Follow-up Committee for the Agreement, chaired by Algeria and which the Malian government expressed its desire to organize in the coming weeks, will contribute to reviving and strengthening the peace dynamic that the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune has always called the parties at issue in Mali to adhere to. Concluded the statement of the Foreign Ministry.