The Government of Togo announced this Thursday its willingness to act as a mediator to peacefully resolve the political crisis that Mali is going through and guarantee the return to constitutionality.
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Mali’s foreign minister, Abdoulaye Diop, led the official delegation that visited the Togolese capital on Wednesday to ask that country to “facilitate a dialogue with the international community to find solutions to the Malian crisis.”
In this regard, Diop held a meeting with the president of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe, and his counterpart Robert Dussey, where he emphasized the need to support efforts to achieve a democratic transition.
For his part, the head of Togolese diplomacy expressed his country’s willingness to “support Mali at the political and security level with a view to restoring constitutional order, peace, stability and territorial integrity.”
Likewise, Dussey confirmed that “only a permanent and constructive dialogue with the transitional authorities of Mali will create the conditions for a rapid return to constitutional order and the effectiveness of the fight against terrorism.”
@AbdoulayeDiop8 accompanied by an important delegation ont été reçu in audience par le Président de la Republique Togolaise, SEM @FEGnassingbe
Lire le Communiqué Conjoint publié à l’issue de la séance de travail entre les délégations ministérielles Togolaises et Maliennes. pic.twitter.com/mbjaKNnFVd
— Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mali (@MaliMaeci)
May 4, 2022
The Malian foreign minister conveyed the will of the military junta to call elections and considers “that a period of 24 months should be considered to return to constitutional order”.
The coup d’état perpetrated in May of last year against President Ba N’Daou constitutes the third carried out in a period of ten years, after those carried out in 2012 and 2020.