ALGIERS- Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum, chaired, Monday, a ministerial meeting of the African Peace and Security Council, to discuss developments in the Republic of Mali, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The statement said that Mr. Boukadoum ” chaired a ministerial meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council on the situation in the Republic of Mali, with the participation of several foreign ministers from the Council member states, as well as high-ranking officials from the African Union, West African States Group, as well as the United Nations “.
The participants discussed the latest developments in the security and political situation in the Republic of Mali, including the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord, stemming from the process of Algiers,” the statement adds.
On the occasion “all the participants hailed Algeria’s efforts, in its capacity as the leading international mediation state and the leader of the Committee in charge of monitoring the accord, praising, in the same context, its initiatives to bring the financial parties to abide, as soon as possible, by their commitments included in the road map signed in December last year.”
The meeting culminated in a number of recommendations, notably: “the need to activate the role of the African Union to accompany and support the financial authorities to ensure the success of the upcoming elections slated for next year, to urge financial parties to implement all the terms of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord in Mali, stemming from the process of Algiers , particularly those related to the activation and deployment of the restructured army units and regional police, and to launch the projects eligible for funding by the Sustainable Development Fund for the North Regions. “
The participants also focused, in their recommendations, on ” the support of the republic of Mali in its efforts to combat terrorism, with a special emphasis on the need to adopt a comprehensive and multi-facetted approach to address the root causes of this scourge,” according to the same source.