MALI / SECURITY COUNCIL ARRIVAL

22-Mar-2019 00:02:11
A United Nations Security Council delegation arrived in Bamako today (22 Mar), the fourth Council mission to Mali since the establishment of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in 2013. MINUSMA
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STORY: MALI / SECURITY COUNCIL ARRIVAL
TRT: 02:11
SOURCE: MINUSMA
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 22 MARCH 2019, BAMAKO, MALI
SHOTLIST
1. Various shots, Security Council delegation being greeted by Malian and UN officials
2. SOUNDBITE (French) François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations:
“It is the fourth time since 2013 that the Security Council comes here to Mali. And our hope during this very important mission is first to express our support to Mr. Annadif and his team who are doing an extraordinary job. And by doing this we are trying to exercise maximum pressure together with him in order to accelerate the implementation of the peace and reconciliation agreement in Mali.”
3. Med shot, ambassador being greeted
4. SOUNDBITE (French) Kacou Houadja Léon Adom, Permanent Representative of Côte d’Ivoire to the United Nations:
“In a few months we will proceed to the renewal of MINUSMA’s mandate. In order to be useful, persuasive and convincing, it was good for us to come in person, so as to get a first-hand impression of the realities of the ground and to assess how we can direct our efforts in order to ensure that we get what is needed for the Malian, for the subregion and beyond, for the friends of the subregion.”
5. Various shots, Security Council members arrival
6. SOUNDBITE (French) Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations:
“Mali is very important. MINUSMA is one of the largest operations of the United Nations and for Germany, the country is very important. Germany was one of the first countries to recognize Mali upon its independence. And Germany’s is the largest contribution to a UN Mission here in Mali, which underlines our support for Mali and for the future of Mali.”
7. Wide shot, delegation vehicles leaving the airport

STORYLINE

A United Nations Security Council delegation arrived in Bamako today (22 Mar), the fourth Council mission to Mali since the establishment of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in 2013.

The delegation is led by Ambassadors François Delattre from France, Christoph Heusgen from Germany, and Kacou Houadja Léon Adom from Côte d'Ivoire.

SOUNDBITE (French) François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations:
“It is the fourth time since 2013 that the Security Council comes here to Mali. And our hope during this very important mission is first to express our support to Mr. Annadif and his team who are doing an extraordinary job. And by doing this we are trying to exercise maximum pressure together with him in order to accelerate the implementation of the peace and reconciliation agreement in Mali.”

This visit takes place three months before the renewal of the mission’s mandate in June. Upon returning to New York, the Council is expected to hold a ministerial meeting on Mali, featuring a briefing by Secretary-General António Guterres and the participation of Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga.

SOUNDBITE (French) Kacou Houadja Léon Adom, Permanent Representative of Côte d’Ivoire to the United Nations:
“In a few months we will proceed to the renewal of MINUSMA’s mandate. In order to be useful, persuasive and convincing, it was good for us to come in person, so as to get a first-hand impression of the realities of the ground and to assess how we can direct our efforts in order to ensure that we get what is needed for the Malian, for the subregion and beyond, for the friends of the subregion.”

There are three main objectives for the mission. First, it aims to assess progress and to encourage further implementation of the 2015 Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali. Second, it aims to assess the status of the operationalization of the joint force of the G5 Sahel (FC-G5S) after a six-month hiatus following a terrorist attack against its headquarters in central Mali in June 2018. Third, it seeks to focus on the degradation of the security situation in Burkina Faso, which the Council’s delegation will visit after leaving Mali.

SOUNDBITE (French) Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations:
“Mali is very important. MINUSMA is one of the largest operations of the United Nations and for Germany, the country is very important. Germany was one of the first countries to recognize Mali upon its independence. And Germany’s is the largest contribution to a UN Mission here in Mali, which underlines our support for Mali and for the future of Mali.”

During their mission in Bamako, the ambassadors w
STORYLINE
I / SECURITY COUNCIL ARRIVAL
TRT: 02:11
SOURCE: MINUSMA
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 22 MARCH 2019, BAMAKO, MALI

SHOTLIST:

1. Various shots, Security Council delegation being greeted by Malian and UN officials
2. SOUNDBITE (French) François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations:
“It is the fourth time since 2013 that the Security Council comes here to Mali. And our hope during this very important mission is first to express our support to Mr. Annadif and his team who are doing an extraordinary job. And by doing this we are trying to exercise maximum pressure together with him in order to accelerate the implementation of the peace and reconciliation agreement in Mali.”
3. Med shot, ambassador being greeted
4. SOUNDBITE (French) Kacou Houadja Léon Adom, Permanent Representative of Côte d’Ivoire to the United Nations:
“In a few months we will proceed to the renewal of MINUSMA’s mandate. In order to be useful, persuasive and convincing, it was good for us to come in person, so as to get a first-hand impression of the realities of the ground and to assess how we can direct our efforts in order to ensure that we get what is needed for the Malian, for the subregion and beyond, for the friends of the subregion.”
5. Various shots, Security Council members arrival
6. SOUNDBITE (French) Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations:
“Mali is very important. MINUSMA is one of the largest operations of the United Nations and for Germany, the country is very important. Germany was one of the first countries to recognize Mali upon its independence. And Germany’s is the largest contribution to a UN Mission here in Mali, which underlines our support for Mali and for the future of Mali.”
7. Wide shot, delegation vehicles leaving the airport

STORYLINE

A United Nations Security Council delegation arrived in Bamako today (22 Mar), the fourth Council mission to Mali since the establishment of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in 2013.

The delegation is led by Ambassadors François Delattre from France, Christoph Heusgen from Germany, and Kacou Houadja Léon Adom from Côte d'Ivoire.

SOUNDBITE (French) François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations:
“It is the fourth time since 2013 that the Security Council comes here to Mali. And our hope during this very important mission is first to express our support to Mr. Annadif and his team who are doing an extraordinary job. And by doing this we are trying to exercise maximum pressure together with him in order to accelerate the implementation of the peace and reconciliation agreement in Mali.”

This visit takes place three months before the renewal of the mission’s mandate in June. Upon returning to New York, the Council is expected to hold a ministerial meeting on Mali, featuring a briefing by Secretary-General António Guterres and the participation of Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga.

SOUNDBITE (French) Kacou Houadja Léon Adom, Permanent Representative of Côte d’Ivoire to the United Nations:
“In a few months we will proceed to the renewal of MINUSMA’s mandate. In order to be useful, persuasive and convincing, it was good for us to come in person, so as to get a first-hand impression of the realities of the ground and to assess how we can direct our efforts in order to ensure that we get what is needed for the Malian, for the subregion and beyond, for the friends of the subregion.”

There are three main objectives for the mission. First, it aims to assess progress and to encourage further implementation of the 2015 Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali. Second, it aims to assess the status of the operationalization of the joint force of the G5 Sahel (FC-G5S) after a six-month hiatus following a terrorist attack against its headquarters in central Mali in June 2018. Third, it seeks to focus on the degradation of the security situation in Burkina Faso, which the Council’s delegation will visit after leaving Mali.

SOUNDBITE (French) Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations:
“Mali is very important. MINUSMA is one of the largest operations of the United Nations and for Germany, the country is very important. Germany was one of the first countries to recognize Mali upon its independence. And Germany’s is the largest contribution to a UN Mission here in Mali, which underlines our support for Mali and for the future of Mali.”

During their mission in Bamako, the ambassadors will meet Malian authorities and the various parties to the Agreement, the international and national actors, as well as the partners of the MINUSMA and the Malian State.
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