Algerian diplomat in Mali for peace talks

The Algerian top diplomat will kick off on Monday a two-day working visit in the Malian capital Bamako to boost peace in Northern Mali, Foreign Ministry said.

Ramtane Lamamra, Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, will co-chair with his Malian counterpart Abdoulaye Diop the 11th bilateral strategic committee for Northern Mali.

The meeting coincides with the first anniversary of the completion of the signing of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali, after talks held in Algiers by Malian warrant parties last year.

This meeting will be an opportunity for Algeria and Mali to “assess the progress in terms of the implementation of this peace agreement and to identify ways to boost it,” noted the source.

The Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali was signed in Mid-2015 by the Malian warrant parties after five rounds of talks held in Algiers.

The agreement aims at ending hostilities and launching development programs in the troubled Northern Mali, as well as restoring peace and stability to the nation.

 

 

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