Posted by: africanpressorganization | 24 January 2013

Minister for Africa meets Foreign Minister for Mali



Minister for Africa meets Foreign Minister for Mali


LONDON, United-Kingdom, January 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ At the African Union summit, Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds met Malian Foreign Minister, Tieman Hubert Coulibaly.


Speaking after meeting, the Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, said:


“I welcomed the Malian Government’s ongoing commitment to the political roadmap and emphasised the UK’s support for this. The Malian Foreign Minister and I discussed the importance of ensuring that Malian troops were fully trained, including training on human rights issues. He stressed the need for an inclusive political settlement that would allow all Malians a voice. The Foreign Minister thanked the international community for our support to the Malian people and reiterated that continued military, political and humanitarian assistance was essential. I stressed the importance that the UK attaches to preventing the spread of terrorism and instability across the region.”



United Kingdom – Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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