The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) leaders decided at their summit in Accra Saturday to set up a monitoring committee to follow the transitional process closely in Mali, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, ECOWAS Commission president, said.
This happened when he addressed the media on Saturday, June 19, at the close of the 59th Ordinary Session.
“Mali is a significant country for ECOWAS, and the heads of state think that Mali should quickly return to constitutional order to preserve its stability because if stability is not preserved in Mali, it will impact the whole region,” said Jean-Claude Kassi Brou.
He said a continuous oscillation in Mali would provoke the already fragile security situation in the subregion occasioned by terrorist attacks in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Nigeria.
“We need to ensure that we do not add another problem to these terrorist attacks,” Brou said, adding the ECOWAS will work very closely with the transitional authorities in Mali to prepare for the election in the best condition.
“We also urge the international bilateral partners to continue to support Mali during this transitional period,” Brou urged. Enditem