Mali – general elections
France welcomes the smooth running of the first round of the Malian general elections. Following President Keita’s election, the ballot is an important stage in drawing a line under the crisis and consolidating democracy in the country.
We fully appreciate the work done by MINUSMA [United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali] to make the voting secure and support the political process that enabled the election to be organized.
Mali’s regeneration must involve dialogue, a rejection of violence, and respect for the democratic institutions. Alongside our different partners, we shall remain mindful of and committed to Mali’s stabilization and development. (…)./.