The successful holding of the general election, following that of the presidential election, completes the process to establish constitutional and democratic order in Mali.
I heartily applaud the Malian authorities and people, who have successfully completed this process. I wish all Malian national representatives every success in their work.
Mali, which was on the brink of destruction at the beginning of 2013, has legitimate and undisputed institutions at the end of 2013. It will be able to concentrate fully on its economic development and on resolving the problems affecting it. Mali knows that it can count on France’s support./.