During the final day of the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations, Abdoulaye Maika arrived in force with a delegation and about thirty demonstrators hostile to France. In a highly offensive speech, he repeatedly raised harsh criticisms, particularly regarding Côte d’Ivoire and France.
With our special correspondent in New York, Leonard Vincent
Solemn, cool, in a large white pavilion, Abdul Maika left no stone unturned when it came time to address the UN forum. Nothing Anthony GutierrezThe Secretary-General of the United Nations, he fondly recalled, was not a “ State President “. Neither is the President of Bissau-Guinea, Umaro Sisoko Mbalo, which heads the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Neither the Nigerian President, Mohammad Basoomreferred to as ” A foreigner claiming to be from Niger ».
But his harshest attacks were aimed at France, a formula repeated three times to the applause of his delegation: ” The French authorities, profoundly anti-French, betrayed the heavy humanist tradition of Enlightenment philosophers by denying universal moral values and turning themselves into a military junta in the service of obscurantism. »
France” Supporting and arming terrorists He said he had the evidence for the Security Council. A” French Government “WHO” Make a tool “However human rights” respected “In Mali.
The Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara, was also a farce in his five minutes and third term. On that day The case of the 46 Ivorian soldiers detained in Mali, nothing new. Officials Do not interfere in legal matters “, he swore Abdullahi Maika : « The coherence of recent actions and the organization of elements of language, including moving my country Mali from the position of victim to perpetrator in this issue of mercenaries, have clearly not worked. »
However, one commitment was made: free elections for Mali in 2024.” Freed from the dark and destructive forces of the world ».
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