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Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:38 - Updated Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:38

ECOWAS welcomes appointment of Malian President of transition

Bamako - The mediator of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the Malian crisis, Goodluck Jonathan, praised Wednesday the progress made in the installation of a civil transition in Mali, PANA learned from an official source.

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In a brief statement on his arrival in the Malian capital, Jonathan said that ECOWAS could lift sanctions against Mali very soon.

The former Nigerian president has been in Bamako since Wednesday to attend, on Friday, the swearing-in ceremony of the transitioned Malian President, retired major-corone Bah N'Daw, at the Bamako International Conference Center (CICB), according to the source.

Goodluck Jonathan will follow up the implementation of the decisions of an ECOWAS mini-summit, which took place last September 15 in Accra (Ghana), namely the installation of a civilian President and Prime Minister in Mali, before Tuesday 22 of the same month.

O ex-presidente nigeriano encontra-se, desde quarta-feira em Bamako, para assistir, sexta-feira, à cerimónia de emposse do Presidente maliano de transição, o major-corone reformado Bah N’Daw, no Centro Internacional de Conferências de Bamako (CICB), de acordo com a fonte.

Goodluck Jonathan vai acompanhar a implementação das decisões duma mini-cimeira da CEDEAO, ocorrida a 15 de Setembro último em Accra (Ghana), nomedamente a instalação de um Presidente e de um primeiro-ministro civis no Mali, antes da terça-feira 22 do mesmo mês.

Wednesday afternoon, the mediator's delegation attended a meeting of the monitoring committee, with the president of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers, the president of the Commission, representatives of the United Nations Integrated Multidimensional Mission for Mali Stabilization (MINUSMA) and African Union (AU), stressed the source.

According to the programme, the mission of the subregional organization world meet Thursday with the members of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), the military junta that assumed power on August 18, Mali.

Jonathan will pay a courtesy visit to the President of the transition, retired Major-Corone Bah N’Daw, appointed last Monday by a college installed by the military junta for this purpose.

A  civilian prime minister will be appointed on Friday following the inauguration of the new head of the state of Mali, who will appoint it, according to reliable sources.

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