Mali: UN calls on all parties to respect the ceasefire and advance the peace process

1 October 2015

The UN Deputy Secretary General today stressed the importance of progress in the Mali peace process and maintaining international support for that country.

Jan Eliasson chaired a ministerial meeting on the subject in which the signatories of the Peace Agreement were urged to respect the ceasefire stipulated in said pact.

The participants in the event sent a firm message to all parties and in particular to the political-military movements, so that they commit to resolve their differences through the mechanisms contemplated in the agreement.

Eliasson considered that Mali has made considerable progress mainly thanks to the determination of the Malian people, who have remained loyal to their values ​​of dignity and tolerance, despite the attacks suffered.

However, he said, the road ahead is long and it will be necessary to take the necessary measures to achieve peace and stability.

In this sense, he asserted that the government must carry out the institutional reforms proposed in the agreement to strengthen the trust of the parties and other communities.

Similarly, he cited the importance of respect for human rights and the fight against impunity to restore public confidence in the institutions of the State.

Finally, he noted that peace is also built with the support of friends and neighbors, which is why he urged participants at the October 22 meeting in Paris for the development of Mali to increase aid for the reconstruction and development of the north of that African country.

1 October 2015

The UN Deputy Secretary General today stressed the importance of progress in the Mali peace process and maintaining international support for that country.

Jan Eliasson chaired a ministerial meeting on the subject in which the signatories of the Peace Agreement were urged to respect the ceasefire stipulated in said pact.

The participants in the event sent a firm message to all parties and in particular to the political-military movements, so that they commit to resolve their differences through the mechanisms contemplated in the agreement.

Eliasson considered that Mali has made considerable progress mainly thanks to the determination of the Malian people, who have remained loyal to their values ​​of dignity and tolerance, despite the attacks suffered.

However, he said, the road ahead is long and it will be necessary to take the necessary measures to achieve peace and stability.

In this sense, he asserted that the government must carry out the institutional reforms proposed in the agreement to strengthen the trust of the parties and other communities.

Similarly, he cited the importance of respect for human rights and the fight against impunity to restore public confidence in the institutions of the State.

Finally, he noted that peace is also built with the support of friends and neighbors, which is why he urged participants at the October 22 meeting in Paris for the development of Mali to increase aid for the reconstruction and development of the north of that African country.