Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The African Union (AU) Commission chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has expressed concern about the fresh outbreak of hostilities in the region of Kidal in northern Mali by several armed groups which are signatories to the national peace and reconciliation deal in the West African country.
While condemning the violations of the peace deal, she reaffirmed her strong determination and that of AU to work together with the Malian government and people for a quick return of peace and security in northern Mali.
The comments were made at the accreditation ceremony for Mr Fafré Camara, the new Malian ambassador in Ethiopia and permanent representative to the AU, according to a communiqué issued by the Malian Embassy in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
Dr Dlamini-Zuma expressed her willingness and that of the Pan-African organization to work with the new ambassador to strengthen cooperation between AU and Mali.
Mr Camara thanked the AU Commission chairperson for her commitment and actions for peace and security in Africa, particularly in Mali.
He reaffirmed the strong commitment of Mali to establish sustainable peace within the framework of the implementation of the Algiers peace and reconciliation deal.
Mr Camara also praised her efforts to lift the image of women in Africa and the integration of the African continent, through the 2063 Agenda.
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