Mali, Mauritania Dialogue over Murder of Seven Mauritanians in Mali.

A Mauritanian delegation to Bamako, including Foreign Minister Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the Minister of Interior and the Director General of Security, has met the Malian authority to reveal the circumstances surounding the killing of seven Mauritanians on Malian soil.

After the meeting, the Bamako government pledged to open a transparent and diligent investigation into the perpetrators and bring them to justice. 

According to report by AlNardha, the authorities of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania informed the government of the Republic of Mali of a security incident that killed seven (07) Mauritanian citizens, between Tarabakoro and Akure, in Nara region on January 17, 2022.

The government of Mali, following a working session with a Mauritanian delegation sent to Bamako, agreed on the following measures:

1. Opening a transparent and diligent investigation, in which the Mauritanian side will be informed of its results:

2. Take all measures to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of these tragic acts;

3. Strengthening cooperation in combating insecurity with the Mauritanian defense and security forces.

4. In addition, the government rejects all responsibilities and asserts that at this stage, nothing indicates the involvement of the Malian Armed Forces (FAMA) which respect the sanctity of human life and act professionally in their fight against terrorism.

The Malian government asserted that In the face of the plight facing the nation, the government considers the occurrence of this incident alarming as it comes 24 hours after an important working visit to Nouakchott in order to ensure the normal supply to the population of Mali who are subject to illegal sanctions by ECOWAS Inhuman Rights and UEMOA.

“The Government of Mali, emphasizing the bonds of friendship and brotherhood that have long united our two peoples, thanks the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania for its multifaceted support and, above all, its active solidarity with the sister Republic of Mali. Bamako”, the spokesman of the Government noted.

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