Posted by: africanpressorganization | 19 January 2015

Statement on Mali attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General


 

Statement on Mali attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General

 

NEW YORK, January 19, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack on a camp of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) that took place today in Kidal, killing one peacekeeper from the Chadian contingent and wounding four others.

 

This incident follows other attacks against UN personnel and contractors in the Kidal and Gao Regions, including rocket attacks against MINUSMA camps and attacks against vehicles using mines and improvised explosive devices.

 

These attacks will not alter the determination of the United Nations to support the Malian people in its search for peace. This latest attack only highlights the urgency of reaching a political settlement to end the conflict and enable the full restoration of State authority across the entire Malian territory.

 

The Secretary-General expresses his sincere condolences to the family of the peacekeeper who was killed and his sympathies to the Government and people of Chad, and wishes a full and speedy recovery to those injured.

 

SOURCE 

United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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