MALI / SECURITY COUNCIL VISIT

25-Mar-2019 00:01:59
The Security Council Members on Friday met with the Malian President in Bamako discussing measures to be taken towards a full implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord. MINUSMA
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STORY: MALI / SECURITY COUNCIL VISIT
TRT: 1:59
SOURCE: MINUSCA
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 22 MARCH 2019, BAMAKO, MALI
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, UN car on the road to the Presidential Palace of Mali
2. Various shots, the delegation enters the Presidential Palace of Mali
3. Various shots, greetings from the SC delegation by the President of Mali and members of the Government
4. SOUNDBITE (French) Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, President of Mali:
“MINUSMA is not here only on a military stabilization mission. MINUSMA is also here to support the population in its response to recurrent social needs. There is medical support, there is development support, there is support in training. All this makes of this peace and stabilization mission in a country where what’s at stake is not only Mali, what’s at stake is peace in the world, what’s at stake is to defend values in which we all believe – whether it’s you up there and us here. And so, even if we are still in a moment of adaptation and training, this mission is now more than ever useful.”
5. Wide shot, group photo of SC members, President of Mali, Prime Minister and MINUSMA leadership
6. Wide shot, Malian president talking to Security Council Members
7. SOUNDBITE (French) François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations:
“We’ve had a very deep and very friendly meeting with the President. It was for all of us an honour to share this moment with the Chief of State. It was a privileged moment of our mission in Mali. What I remember of it is a great convergence. A great convergence between the President [and us] in the clear explanation he gave us and in the commitment of the 15 Members of the Security Council to jointly move forward together, and if possible top move fast towards the full implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord.”
STORYLINE
The Security Council Members on Friday (22 Mar) met with the Malian President in Bamako discussing measures to be taken towards a full implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord.

Speaking to reporters, the Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta said, “MINUSMA is not here only on a military stabilization mission. MINUSMA is also here to support the population in its response to recurrent social needs. There is medical support, there is development support, there is support in training.”

He added, “all this makes of this peace and stabilization mission in a country where what’s at stake is not only Mali, what’s at stake is peace in the world, what’s at stake is to defend values in which we all believe – whether it’s you up there and us here. And so, even if we are still in a moment of adaptation and training, this mission is now more than ever useful.”

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

The French Ambassador François Delattre told reporters that the Council members had “a very deep and very friendly” meeting with the Malian President.

He said, “it was for all of us an honour to share this moment with the Chief of State. It was a privileged moment of our mission in Mali. What I remember of it is a great convergence. A great convergence between the President [and us] in the clear explanation he gave us and in the commitment of the 15 Members of the Security Council to jointly move forward together, and if possible top move fast towards the full implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord.”

During their mission in Bamako, the ambassadors met with the Malian authorities and the various parties to the Agreement, the international and national actors, as well as the partners of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

This is the fourth Council mission to Mali since the establishment of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in 2013.
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