APS : Thursday, 15 April 2021
ALGIERS- Algeria has firmly condemned on Wednesday the assassination on Tuesday in Bamako of the president of the Coordination of the Movements of Azawad (CMA), Sidi Brahim Ould Sidati.
In a press release, the Foreign Ministry said that ”Algeria firmly condemns in the strongest terms the odious crime committed against Sidi Brahim Ould Sidati, man of consensus, who has played a key and determining role in the negotiations and the implementation of the Mali Peace and Reconciliation Agreement, resulting from Algiers process.”
”This crime constitutes an attempt to scuttling the ongoing process of consolidating the Institutions in Mali, during this period of transition and the efforts striving for the implementation of the peace agreement and the preservation of Mali unity,” added the same source.
“Algeria calls for the mobilization of all the means necessary for the arrest and the prosecution of the perpetrators of this unforgivable crime,” said the source.
Algeria also calls for “revealing the external support of the criminals, whose schemes are thwarted by the stabilization efforts of Mali and the desire for a peaceful transition, bearing promising prospects.”
Sidi Brahim Ould Sidati was assassinated in an “attack perpetrated Tuesday April 13, 2021 in Bamako by two unidentified armed individuals,” announced Tuesday Almou Ag Mohamed, spokesperson for the CMA, signatory of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali, resulting from the Algiers Process.
“At this stage, we can only think that it is the CMA itself that has been targeted, through its top figure,” said Almou Ag Mohamed.
In this painful circumstance, Algeria has offered its sincere condolences to the deceased family and reaffirms its unwavering support for the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement, which remains the appropriate framework to strengthen the final ad lasting return of stability in Mali, a neighboring country with which our country has centuries-old relations of fraternity, solidarity and good neighborliness,” concluded the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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