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Mali withdraws from G5 Sahel Regional Organization

Mali withdraws from G5 Sahel Regional Organization

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This Sunday evening, May 15, Mali announced in a statement that the G5 was withdrawing from the Sahel and its anti-jihadist forces. The country has been protesting against the refusal of the head of the regional body, which was formed jointly with Mauritania, Chad, Burkina Faso and Niger.

The Government of the Republic of Mali decides to withdraw from all organs and bodies of the G5 Sahel, including the Joint Forces. The decision will be communicated to the member states of the organization in accordance with the procedure provided in this case. “, Announces the statement of the President of Mali.

G5 Sahel State Heads of Government Conference scheduled for February 2022 in Bamako “ Dedicate the start of G5’s presidency of Mali ” But “ Almost a quarter of the time after the indicated period “This meeting” Not standing still “This press release says.

According to the Malian government, Opposition from some G5 Sahel countries to Mali’s presidency has been linked to maneuvers by an additional regional government aimed solely at isolating Mali. , Without mentioning the name of this state. Relations between Mali and European countries, beginning in France, have deteriorated significantly in recent months.

Earlier this month, Mali’s ruling elite “ Condemned »Security agreements signed with France and its European partners led to the withdrawal of French troops from Bergen and European troops from Takuba Mali.

Since January 9, Mali has been the target of a series of economic and diplomatic operations by West African countries, recognizing the junta’s intention to remain in power for several more years, following two coups in August 2020 and May 2021.

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