Press Statement from the UNSC President
François Delattre, UNSC President (France)
We heard a briefing by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Mali, Mr Mongi Hamdi, who gave us an update on the Algiers peace talks and the Agreement on Peace and Security in Mali initialed on 1 March 2015 by representatives of the Malian Government, one of the coalition of armed groups “Platform” and all members of the international mediation team.
We welcome this draft peace agreement as an important step towards achieving a comprehensive and inclusive agreement towards lasting peace in Mali.
We commend the role played by Algeria and other members of the international mediation team.
We recognize that the parties engaged in a spirit of compromise.
We encourage the armed groups of the coordination to initial the agreement. We encourage the parties to continue to engage constructively with sustained political will and in good faith, supported by the members of the international mediation team to sign this agreement and commit to its complete and sincere implementation.
We stress that the responsibility for the full and faithful implementation of a peace agreement rests with the Malian parties, supported by the international mediation team and other relevant partners.
We reiterate the leading role the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Mali and MINUSMA should play, in conjunction with the other members of the international mediation team and other relevant partners, to support and oversee the implementation of the future agreement, which has to be Malian-led and Malian-owned.