Mali withdraws from G5 Sahel Regional Organization

G5 Sahel’s member state will oppose Mali’s leadership of the co – operative. Pamago condemns “maneuvers of an additional regional state”.

Mali announced on Sunday evening that it was withdrawing from the G5 Sahel and its anti-jihadi military force in protest of its refusal to take over the leadership of the regional organization, which was formed in conjunction with Mauritania, Chad, Burkina Faso and Niger.

The Malian government has decided to withdraw all organs and bodies of the G5 Sahel, including the coalition.The statement said that it was against jihadists. G5 Sahel was formed in 2014 and launched its anti-jihadi force in 2017. G5 Sahel Leaders’ Conference scheduled for February 2022 in Bamako “Dedicate the start of G5’s presidency of Mali“Further”Almost a quarter of the time after the indicated period“This meeting”Not standing still“This press release says.

Mali condemns “maneuvers of an additional regional state”

Bamako “G5 vehemently rejects the argument of member states of the G5 Sahel, which is pushing the national internal political situation against the Mali exercise of the leader of the G5 Sahel.Not to mention this state. Relations between Mali and European countries, beginning in France, have deteriorated significantly in recent months.

Since January 9, Mali has been the target of a series of economic and diplomatic operations in West African countries, allowing for the intent of military rule that will last for many more years, following two coups in August 2020 and May 2021. While the West African Economic Community (ECOWAS) has been urging Bamako to hold elections in a maximum of 16 months, it has opted for a two-year change.

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In addition to Mali and Burkina Faso, the G5 Sahel, with about 5,000 soldiers, was made up of Mauritania, Chad and Niger. The UN says military coups in Mali and Burkina Faso are undermining the effectiveness of two of the five members of the multi-party anti-jihadist force G5 Sahel. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recently assessed. In a report submitted to the Security Council on May 11.

I am deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Sahel and the uncertain political situation in Mali, Burkina Faso and beyond that could have adverse effects on efforts to further enable the G5 Sahel Coalition.“In this document received by AFP, he said.

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