UN Chief closely following situation in Mali

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is closely following the situation in Mali, according to a statement from the Office of his Spokesperson.

The statement says the Secretary-General welcomes that bilateral partners are responding, at the request and with the consent of the government of Mali, to its call for assistance to counter the troubling push southward by armed and terrorist groups, noting that countries with capabilities to assist Mali are now providing assistance.

According to the statement, the Secretary-General hopes these actions will help to arrest the latest offensive while efforts continue to fully implement the 2012 Security Council Resolution aimed at the full restoration of Mali’s constitutional order and territorial integrity.

The Secretary-General says these latest events underscore the urgency of implementing all aspects of the resolution, including support to ECOWAS, the Economic Community of West African States  mediation efforts, the development of a consensual roadmap for the transition and provision of support to AFISMA and the Malian defence forces.

Preparations are also continuing for the deployment soon of a UN multidisciplinary team to Bamako to carry forward the UN’s support requested by the Malian authorities, including on both the political and security process.

Secretary-General Ban spoke on Saturday with the President of Côte d’Ivoire, who is also the Chair of ECOWAS, Mr. Alassane Ouattara.

He briefed the Secretary-General on the upcoming ECOWAS summit planned for 19 January in Abuja and the plans of several of its member states to deploy military forces.

Donn Bobb, United Nations

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