The UN Security Council on Saturday expressed its “impatience” to the signatories of the 2015 peace agreement in Mali, about delays in the implementation of this agreement. On the initiative of France, which presides over the Security Council in October, the ambassadors of the 15 countries sitting on the Council have been visiting Mali, Mauritania Burkina Faso, Niger, Senegal and Chad.
One thing stood out clear during the visit, the members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern about the persistence of significant delays in the implementation of the provisions of the agreement.
“We have expressed the concerns of all members of the Council that is the impatience of all the members of the Security Council concerning the need for concrete, tangible, rapid progress on the part of all members of the Security Council and parties in the implementation of the agreement,” French ambassador to the UN, François Delattre said.
A ministerial meeting to support G5 Sahel countries is scheduled for October 30 at the UN, as well as a donor conference on December 16 in Brussels.
In a report issued Oct. 16, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres recommended an increase in international aid to this force, whose funding is not yet guaranteed.