Bamako works hard to get the lift off

The Summit of the Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) will be held on Sunday 3 July in Accra, the capital of Ghana. . The leaders will focus mainly on the situation in Burkina Faso, Guinea and Mali. After receiving the ECOWAS mediator for Mali, Bamako will take other initiatives from Monday 27 June.

This Monday, the Malian Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop will receive in Bamako, in its entirety, the diplomatic corps accredited in Mali. The aim is especially to reassure foreign diplomats on several points. Mali does not intend to isolate itself from its partners in the sub-region. And one of the goals of the Malian authorities is to reach a solution with the sub-regional institutions to lift the economic and financial sanctions that affect their country. All week long, to get the sanctions lifted, envoys should also be sent abroad.

Inside the country, the Malian authorities intend to show the image of a holy union to lift the sanctions. Meetings, informal or not, are planned with civil society organizations and political parties to gain their support. “Our act, designed to lift sanctions, is of good quality,” an official said. The current economic and financial sanctions weigh on the Malian economy, according to an internal document from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs that RFI could consult.

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