APS - 24 May 2021
ADDIS ABABA- Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum said on Monday that the application of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali, resulting from the Algiers process, must be further accelerated, urging Malian actors to build the consensus needed around the essential reforms to ensure the success of the elections planned for 2022.
Speaking during the ministerial meeting of the African Union's Peace and Security Council on the situation in Mali, Boukadoum invited the Malian actors to "preserve the gains obtained so far and to build the necessary consensus around the essential reforms to ensure the success of the elections set to be held for next year."
"Equally important, the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement, which has gained new momentum recently, must be further accelerated," added the Algerian foreign minister.
The celebration this month of the 6th anniversary of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement signed by the Malian parties in 2015 in Bamako, offers "a new opportunity to assess the progress made so far in addressing the multiple challenges facing the country (Mali) is facing," said the minister.
This Peace and Security Council ministerial session, chaired by Algeria, aims to review recent developments in Mali, review the conclusions of the Transition Support Group held in Lomé on March 8, 2021 and explore avenues for the AU to support electoral and constitutional reforms.