Bamako, Mali – (African Boulevard News) – Mali and Algeria have vowed to recommit to the 2015 peace deal between Bamako and northern Malian rebels. The peace deal, which aimed to end years of conflict in the region, has been on shaky ground, and tensions have risen in recent months. However, the latest move by the two countries is a step towards restoring peace and stability in the region.
The renewed commitment to the peace deal was announced on Thursday, 27th April, during a high-level meeting between officials from Mali and Algeria. Speaking at the meeting, Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra emphasized the need for both countries to work together to ensure the success of the peace deal.
“We must work together to ensure that the peace deal is implemented in full, and that all parties are committed to it,” Lamamra said.
The 2015 peace deal was signed between the Malian government and Tuareg-led rebels in the north of the country. It aimed to address long-standing grievances in the region and provide greater autonomy for the northern territories. However, the deal has faced significant challenges, with some rebels accusing the government of failing to implement its provisions.
The renewed commitment to the peace deal comes amid a rise in violence in the region. Attacks by Islamist militants have increased, and the security situation in northern Mali remains fragile. The latest move by Mali and Algeria is a positive step towards restoring peace and stability in the region.
“The commitment of both Mali and Algeria to the peace deal is crucial for the stability of the region,” said Ibrahim Maiga, a political analyst based in Bamako. “It shows that both countries recognize the importance of addressing the issues in the north and are willing to work together to find a solution.”
The renewed commitment to the peace deal has been welcomed by the international community. The United Nations, which has been involved in efforts to implement the peace deal, praised the move by Mali and Algeria.
“We welcome the renewed commitment to the peace deal by Mali and Algeria,” said Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the UN’s special representative for Mali. “It is a positive step towards restoring peace and stability in the region, and we look forward to working with both countries to implement the provisions of the peace deal.”
In conclusion, the renewed commitment by Mali and Algeria to the 2015 peace deal is a positive step towards restoring peace and stability in the region. The move demonstrates the willingness of both countries to work together to address the issues in the north of Mali and find a lasting solution to the conflict.