UN Secretary-General calls on Mali’s transitional government to maintain 2015 peace agreement

In a much needed reforms framework, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on the new Mali government to implement a 2015 peace agreement that is considered to be critical for the country’s stability.

The appeal came in a report that was submitted to the Security Council, in which the UN Chief said, “The peace agreement remains the relevant framework for the urgently needed institutional reforms, and its implementation must remain a priority.” Adding further, he said, “There is no viable alternative. I call on the transitional authorities to take ownership of the agreement.”

Signed under former President of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the peace deal was meant to disarm rebel groups and integrate them into the national army but despite international pressure, the implementation of the peace pact has been dragged on for four years.

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