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© Ashraf Shazly/AFP The deputy secretary general of the UN, Jean-Pierre Lacroix. Illustration image.
The visit of Jean-Pierre Lacroix, chief of the UN peacekeeping missions in Mali continues. He had an important interview Tuesday July 26 with the Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdoulaye Diop. The two personalities addressed, among other things, the last renewal of the mission of the UN mission in Mali. On this subject as on others, the time seems to be soothing.
The working atmosphere between the two delegations is hitherto without tension. The head of the UN peacekeeping missions even believes that on the last renewal of the MINUSMA's mandate, which made the teeth cringe at Bamako , there are now convergences of sight.
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"Things ultimately converge well, because on the one hand, we have a positive dynamic and, on the other, we have this work that we are going to do completely in common and we talked about it at length with Minister Abdoulaye Diop", said Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the head of the UN peacekeeping missions.
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speaking in turn during a common press conference, the Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs wanted to reassure his host.
Permanent dialogue with the UN
“Mali wishes to continue working with the United Nations, said Abdoulaye Diop, the Malian Minister for Foreign Affairs. What Mali wanted is that work can be done with respect for the sovereignty of Mali.
The dialogue with the UN will be permanent, added the chief of Malian diplomacy, who also plays to appease on another subject, that of the 49 Ivorian soldiers arrested in Bamako, about two weeks ago.
"In parallel with this judicial process, Mali has always indicated that it was also open for dialogue and peaceful regulations, because we do not want to go to war with any neighboring country," said Abdoulaye Diop.
The UN for its part encourages the amicable settlement of this case.
Ivory Coast: The CNS looks at the case of the 49 soldiers held in Mali .
© Press Service of the Presidency/Handout via Reuters Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara says followed the affair of the 49 soldiers detained in Mali "personally ». (Illustration image) in Côte d'Ivoire, a national security council was held on Thursday August 4. At the top of the subjects covered, the case of the 49 Ivorian soldiers detained in Bamako for more than three weeks.