Second session of Algerian-French Bilateral Consultations on progress of Mali peace process
APS : Thursday, 20 July 2017
ALGIERS- As part of the periodic consultations between Algeria and France on the state of the progress of the process of the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali, resulting from Algiers Process, and the situation in the Sahel region, Algiers has hosted on Wednesday the second session of bilateral consultations, said the Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Abdelaziz Benali Cherif.
“There was a deep exchange on a wide range of questions related to the latest developments occurred in the North of Mali, notably the increase of inter-community tensions which negatively impact the Agreement application,” said Benali Cherif in a statement, noting that the two parties have “expressed satisfaction with the quality of their exchanges marked by convergence of views on the issues and the suitable means to find appropriate solutions.”
The two parties “agreed on pursuing those useful and productive consultations and further consolidating them through contacts and meetings at different levels, in order to help Mali and the neighbouring countries of Sahel to establish the foundations of long-standing peace and stability.”
The French delegation composed of senior officials from the Quai d’Orsay, Ministry of Armies, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces and the French ambassador to Algiers has been received by Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel who “reaffirmed the positions of principle regarding some capital questions and reiterated Algeria’s readiness and willingness to relentlessly contribute to achieving the stability and security in Mali and its neighbours of the region,” concluded the ministry spokesman.
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