Will Malian diplomacy have the opportunity in the coming days to present the evidence, which it claims to have, of the support given by France to the terrorists in Mali? It is in all cas with this in mind that, in a letter addressed to the Chinese Ambassador to the UN, Jun Zhang, the Malian Foreign Minister, Abdoulaye Diop, called for the holding of an emergency meeting of the Security Council, currently chaired by the Chinese.
But the convening of said meeting is not automatic. According to the UN regulations, il Indeed, it is up to one of the fifteen members of the Security Council – five permanent and ten non-permanent, including three African States – to ask for it to be held. This must then be validated, on a procedural level, by the country holding the rotating presidency of the council, in this case China in August.