BAMAKO– Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Saturday in Bamako stressed the importance of the implementation of Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali, which resulted from Algiers process.
He also praised Algeria for hosting the inter-Malian talks in conditions marked by "genuine conviviality and friendship."
"It would seem to me essential to stress once again how important for Mali to implement the peace and reconciliation agreement, resulting from Algiers process," said Keïta in a speech delivered during his second-term inauguration ceremony which took place in the Avenue du Mali.
This street also hosted the festivities of 22 September in commemoration of the 58th anniversary of Mali Independence.
"Once more, I want to thank our Algerian brothers and President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, for hosting the talks in conditions marked by genuine conviviality and friendship; where we have never felt the slightest contempt or disrespect. Thanks to Algeria," said Keïta while addressing Heads of State and government, including Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia, representing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, came to attend the swearing-in ceremony.
The Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali signed in June 2015 by all the Malian parties in Bamako has been concluded after five rounds of talks, engaged in July 2014 by an international mediation team, led by Algeria.
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