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MINUSMA concerned by tensions between signatory parties

Bamako, April 5, 2023 - MINUSMA is closely following developments in the northern regions of Mali and is concerned about the rising tensions between signatory parties. It reiterates the call made by the International Mediation at its meeting of March 13, 2023, for the parties to exercise utmost restraint to facilitate the ongoing efforts to relaunch the implementation process of the Peace Agreement.

MINUSMA recalls that the Agreement remains the most viable framework for a lasting return to peace and security and for addressing the root causes of the recurring instability in the North of the country, with full respect for Mali's unity, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.

MINUSMA has initiated contacts with the signatory parties to the Agreement to review the security arrangements as soon as possible. To this end, it urges all the parties to extend their full cooperation.