Algeria and Mali expressed their satisfaction with the “positive” progress in the peace process in Northern Mali, said Monday a joint statement at the end of the 10th Algerian-Malian Bilateral Strategic Committee on Northern Mali.
“While reviewing the situation in these regions (Northern Mali) during the last few months, the two countries noted with satisfaction the positive progress in the peace process thanks to the signing on 15 May and 20 June 2015 in Bamako of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, stemmed from Algiers’ process”.
The statement was signed by Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra and his Malian counterpart Abdoulaye Diop, on the sidelines of the high-level monitoring committee of implementation of peace process in Mali.
In this regard, it was underlined that “concrete measures were taken in key fields, including that of security and reconciliation with, notably, a total absence of clashes between the signatory parties”.
The two sides also noted “the impatience expressed about the pace of the implementation of the agreement.”
They welcomed the initiative of convening the high-level consultative meeting of members of agreement monitoring committee in Algiers, expressing the hope that this meeting can “boost the implementation of the agreement so that to meet the populations’ expectations as soon as possible.”
The Malian side reiterated its “commitment to implementing the agreement for which it deployed significant efforts at the financial level.”