Mali/peace and reconciliation agreement
The French President welcomes the initialling in Algiers today of the agreement on peace and reconciliation in Mali. He congratulates Algeria on the mediation it has been conducting in the process for many months, as well as all the countries and international organizations which have taken part. He pays tribute to the spirit of peace and reconciliation shown by the Malian government and Malian President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita. He welcomes the commitment made by the different Malian armed groups to give up the armed struggle and engage in reconciliation.
The French President calls on all the parties to sign this agreement and implement it sincerely. France will stand alongside Mali and all its international partners in order to guarantee its success./.