discussions between the government and armed groups

The meeting in Bamako between the Malian government and the armed groups (pro-Bamako and those from the former rebellion) in the presence of a representative of the Algerian mediator ended yesterday Friday. The aim was to relaunch the Algiers peace agreement signed in 2015, the application of which on the ground is complex. Announcements have been made, but the former rebellion has expressed some reservations.

Main announcement at the end of the meeting, the integration into the national army of 26,000 ex-combatants over the next two years 2023-2024. Pro-government armed groups in the north and former rebels from the Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA), which still occupy the Malian city of Kidal, are involved in the operation.

The quota allocated to each armed movement has been defined. But shortly after the meeting, the CMA -Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad- told AXADLE that for the rest of the events, the results of the ad hoc commission created to address the angry topics will be decisive.

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Almou Ag Mohamed, spokesman for the Coordination of Azawad’s Movements wants to be more precise in evoking the problem of the future chain of command within the national army. The ex-rebels mostly intend to join the future reconstituted national army with their current stripes. For example, if an ex-combatant has the highest rank in an area, of course he must be the leader…

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Furthermore, to promote the use ofAlgiers Agreement, the Malian government commits to take the necessary measures to speed up political and institutional reforms. These measures and commitments complete the work launched on Monday, August 1 in Bamako, which aimed to restart the application of the 2015 peace agreement, frozen for almost ten months.

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