Ramtane Lamamra chairs meeting of international mediation group in Mali

Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Ramtane Lamamra chaired a meeting of the international mediation group, yesterday, Friday, devoted to assessing the peace and reconciliation process in Mali.

The format of the meeting was an occasion for a fruitful exchange of views on ways and means that would allow accelerating the implementation of the peace and reconciliation agreement emanating from Algiers process.

The participants commended the main role of Algeria in view of its dual responsibility in leading the international mediation and chairing the follow-up committee of the agreement, welcoming Algeria’s renewal of its commitment and determination to spare no effort to make the peace path succeed.

In this regard, during this meeting, Ambassador Boudjemâa Delmi was installed in his new job as Chairman of the Follow-up Committee for the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement, succeeding Ambassador Boualem Chebihi, who assumed this task during the past two years.

On the other hand, Mr. Lamamra received, at the Algerian embassy, ​​about twenty leaders of the movements that signed the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement, where he discussed with them the progress made in activating the main provisions of this agreement in order to bring peace and stability to Mali and preserve the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the State of Mali.

In this context, the Minister stressed the need to maintain a climate of trust among all financial actors in order to consolidate the progress made and to continue efforts to collectively accelerate the implementation of the agreement, especially during the current transitional period.

For their part, the leaders of the movements unanimously renewed their adherence to the peace agreement, which constitutes the most appropriate framework for achieving a final and lasting return to stability in the country, welcoming Algeria’s firm commitment to Mali.

Finally, the Minister of Foreign Affairs concluded his program with a visit to the “Imam Mahmoud Deko Center for Peace and Living Together in the Sahel Countries”, where he held talks with the founder of this center, Imam Mahmoud Deko, the former president of the Supreme Islamic Council of Mali and the main activator of the M5 movement.

The discussions focused on the situation prevailing in Mali and the Sahel and Sahara region, as well as efforts to promote a culture of peace and reconciliation in order to put an end to the crises that affect the stability of the countries of this region.

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