The Malian government together with rebels and armed groups have reached a consensus on the establishment of interim authorities for the northen parts of the country.
The agreement reached on Tuesday will see interim leaders assume administrative roles over the regions.
The interim government will be in place in local authorities of the five administrative regions of northern Mali, members of the interim authority will be appointed by consensus.
The interim authority is to be made up of representatives of armed groups and the government and will be led by a president who will temporarily be the head of the local executive.
Armed groups and state officials will ensure the return of basic social services and guarantee the safety of citizens.
Meanwhile, international forces continue to hunt down jihadists in an area spread over Mali, Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso and Mauritania.
They rely on technology, due to limited resources, to help them monitor the vast area which Islamist fighters find convenient.