The African Union condemns the terrorist attack in Mali

Addis Ababa, 19 June 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU), Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, strongly condemns the terrorist attack against security forces and civilians at Le Campement Kangaba resort, east of Bamako, Mali.

The Chairperson expresses the AU’s heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He reiterates the AU’s solidarity with the Government and people of Mali and its continued commitment to support the country in combating terrorism and restoring security and stability.

The Chairperson stated that, “Last night’s appalling attack, which comes a little over a week following my five-nation tour in the Sahel region, reinforces the urgent need for the international community to support the G5-Sahel cooperation agreement to address security issues along their common borders, including terrorism, transnational organized crime and inter-communal conflict”.

He added that the, “United Nations Security Council is considering a request from the countries of the G5-Sahel. I therefore stress the crucial importance of the Security Council’s support to the collective efforts of the countries of the region, within the framework of the AU-UN partnership based on the relevant provisions of Chapter VIII of the UN Charter.”