Canada: Mali: The rotations of the contingents of the UN mission will resume

Bundeswehr draws 60 soldiers from airport base in Mali from

 Bundeswehr draws 60 soldiers from airport base in Mali from Berlin. Again and again the use of the UN peacekeeper in Mali is hindered by the government there. The doubts about a further participation of the Bundeswehr in the mission - also in the traffic light coalition. © Kay Nietfeld A Bundeswehr soldier secures the Airbus A400M, with which the German Defense Minister ended up at the airport.

Des soldats allemands du détachement de parachutistes de la Minusma recherchent des engins explosifs lors d'une patrouille sur la route de Gao à Gossi, au Mali, le 2 août 2018. © Seyllou, AFP of German soldiers of the detachment of parachutists of Minusma are looking for explosive devices during a patrol on the Gao road in Gossi, In Mali, August 2, 2018.

The rotations of the contingents of the UN mission in Mali (Minusma), suspended for a month, will resume on Monday with a new approval mechanism in a context of diplomatic tensions between Bamako and its partners, a spokesman for the mission said on Saturday.

The rotations of the troops of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali will resume on Monday, said a spokesman for the mission on Saturday August 13, one month after the Malian authorities suspended them and accused Foreign soldiers to have entered the country without authorization.

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The junta in power in Mali suspended the rotations of troops for the mission of nearly 12,000 men on July 14 after arresting 49 Ivorian soldiers who, according to her, had arrived in the country without authorization. Côte d'Ivoire denied these allegations.

She declared that the rotations would resume after discussions with the mission representatives, known as Minusma, on the manner of coordinating troop deployments.

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Simplified rotation procedure

The arrests of July highlighted the friction between the junta, who took power during a blow State in August 2020, and international partners, who criticized the postponement of elections and security cooperation with Russian mercenaries.

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Côte d'Ivoire declares that the soldiers were deployed as part of a support agreement signed with the Minusma , created in 2013 to ensure security against Islamist rebels. Ivorian soldiers are still in detention.

A MINUSMA spokesman said that the Mission and the Malian authorities had agreed on a simplified rotation procedure and that the mission's request to resume rotations on Monday had been accepted.

The Mali Foreign Ministry could not be reached immediately for a comment.

Relations between Mali and countries providing military aid remain tense. Germany said on Friday that it suspended its military recognition mission, which provides information to MINUSMA after the Malian authorities refused flight authorization.

The Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs denied on Twitter that the government acted in this way and called on Germany to adhere to the new mechanism of approval of troop rotations.

with Reuters

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