THE AU STRONGLY CONDEMNS THE ATTACK ON A MINUSMA CONVOY IN THE GAO REGION, MALI

THE AU STRONGLY CONDEMNS THE ATTACK ON A MINUSMA CONVOY
IN THE GAO REGION, MALI
Addis Ababa, 25 September 2017. The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr.Moussa Faki Mahamat strongly condemns the attack perpetrated on 24 September 2017 against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Mission in Mali(MINUSMA), in the Gao region, killing three peacekeepers and seriously injuring five others.

The Chairperson expresses the AU heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and
wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He further expresses solidarity with the United
Nations family in these difficult times and reiterates that MINUSMA’s presence in Mali is
supporting national and international efforts towards peace and stability for the country and
the region at large.

The Chairperson reiterates AU’s solidarity with the Government and people of Mali and its
continued commitment to support the country in combating terrorism and to further
consolidate security in line with the national peace agreement and with United Nations’
resolution 2374 (5 September 2017) that provides for the imposition of sanctions against
entities or individuals obstructing the implementation of the peace agreement.

The Chairperson of the Commission calls, once again, on the international community to
provide its support to the efforts of the countries in the region to prevent and combat terrorist
groups operating in the Sahel region.