Addis Ababa, 18 March 2019: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, strongly condemns the terrorist attack against a base of the Malian army in the village of Dioura, in the Mopti region, in the centre of the country, on the night of 16 to 17 March 2019, resulting in the deaths of many soldiers.

The Chairperson offers his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. He expresses the African Union unwavering solidarity with the Government and people of Mali.

The Chairperson stresses that this despicable attack can only strengthen the resolve of the African Union, working together with the Malian authorities and the large international community, to support, in whatever way possible, the efforts aimed at combatting terrorism and violent extremism, as well as promoting lasting peace, security and stability. He calls for renewed international mobilization in support of the regional efforts.

Posted by Limi Mohammed

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