Friday’s meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maiga in the presence of several partners from Mali, including the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and head of the peacekeeping mission in Mali, El Ghassim Wane, and other ambassadors.
“The Government of Mali will spare no effort to fulfill these commitments,” Maiga said.
Under the terms of the agreement, the reintegration of ex-combatants will take place in two phases, the second ending in 2024. A commission will be formed to present proposals to integrate senior officers of the movement into the chain of command of the movement. ‘army.
The initial peace accord, signed in 2015 between the government and non-extremist independent armed groups in northern Mali, has stalled.
“Things tend to stall and never get done, and they have for years,” said Rida Lyammouri, senior fellow at the Policy Center for the New South. “But if the decisions are carried out, it’s a good thing because in the north, the population is suffering.”