The departure announcements follow one another. First London and Abidjan, this week, which announced their desire to gradually and early withdraw their blue helmets from Mali. Then Berlin, which must end his commitment “at the latest” by the end of 2023, according to Agence France Presse, and will meet on the subject on November 22.
Jean-Pierre Lacroix: “We need a stronger commitment from the Malian authorities”
Cascading withdrawals, motivated by the deterioration of relations with Mali and the multiplication of restrictions imposed by Bamako on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Mission for the stabilisation in Mali (Minusma). In a letter dated August 16, 2022, fifteen contributing countries already expressed their concerns about the continuation of their commitment. This document, which Young Africa has obtained, is addressed to Jean Pierre LacroixUN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, who, at the end of July, had met the Malian Minister for Foreign Affairs foreign, Abdoulaye Diop.