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Council welcomed the encouraging developments in Mali relating to the restoration of constitutional order, in particular the signing, on 6 April 2012, of the Framework Agreement on the Implementation of the Solemn Commitment of 1 April 2012.  

Council reiterated its appreciation to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for its untiring efforts to find a solution to the crisis in Mali. Council particularly paid tribute to President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire, Current Chairman of ECOWAS, as well as  to  President  Blaise  Compaoré  of  Burkina  Faso,  Mediator  in  the  Malian  crisis,  for  their sustained  efforts  which  made  this  breakthrough possible. Council also commended the persevering action of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation of Burkina Faso, Yipènè Djibril Bassolé, representative of the Mediator.

 

Council welcomed the inauguration of the acting President, Mr. Dioncounda Traoré, and called upon all the actors concerned to implement scrupulously the other provisions of the Framework Agreement.

 

Council looks forward to the conclusions of the extraordinary session of the ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council, held in Abidjan,today 12 April 2012, and agreed to convene soon to take the decisions called for by the evolution of the situation in Mali, and accompany the implementation process of the Framework Agreement of 6 April 2012.

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