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Northern Mali: Algeria to host series of consultations from Sunday to support peace process

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Algeria, leader of Mediation and the monitoring bodies for the peace and reconciliation agreement in Mali derived from Algiers Process, will host from tomorrow Sunday a series of consultations in support of peace process underway in the neighboring country.


In this context, the 10th session of the Algerian-Malian bilateral Strategic Committee on Northern Mali to be held on 17 January 2016 in Algiers, under the co-chairmanship of the Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra and his Malian counterpart Abdoulaye Diop.


The holding of this meeting marks the 1st anniversary of the decision taken by the Presidents Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to establish this mechanism as a strategic tool in charge of monitoring and implementing measures aimed at finding a peaceful and sustainable solution to the problems of northern Mali.


The two foreign ministers will prepare the high-level consultative meeting of the members of the Monitoring Committee of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali also to be held in Algiers on 18 January 2016 at the ministerial level.


Moreover, this high-level consultative meeting, to which Lamamra invited representatives of the Government of Mali, Movements of the Coordination of Azawad and the Platform as well as those of the international component of the Monitoring Committee of the Agreement, is an opportunity to make the first assessment of the Peace Agreement inked on 20 June 2015 in Bamako.


Taking into account developments observed in recent times in the field, especially in security terms, these consultations will be utilized by participants to give new impetus to the ongoing peace process and encourage the diligent implementation of the Peace Agreement.