ALGIERS - Mali's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Tiébilé Dramé, on Tuesday hailed in Algeria the "eminent" role of Algeria in the peace and reconciliation process in Mali, underlining that Malian leaders are "deeply grateful" for the efforts of Algerian diplomacy.
In a statement to the press, following talks held Tuesday with his Algerian counterpart, Sabri Boukadoum, at the Foreign Ministry's headquarters, Dramé hailed Algeria's "eminent" role in "the stabilization and resolution of the Malian crisis ".
In this context, the head of Malian diplomacy recalled the role played by Algeria since January 1991 in the Malian National Pact to the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation, resulting from the process of Algiers and signed in June 2015 in Bamako.
"Algeria as the chairman of the Implementation Committee of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali is a key negotiator for whom the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Mali are not negotiable. deeply grateful for the efforts of Algeria to stabilize and resolve the Malian crisis, "Dramé added.
Saying that his visit to Algeria has achieved "very good results", the Malian minister announced that the two parties agreed during the extended talks to the delegations of the two countries to hold in the coming weeks a meeting of the bilateral commission responsible for questions of displacement and migratory circulation, he said, to "take appropriate measures".
"The two parties have hoped that there will be an Algerian-Malian legal framework to deal with this important issue," said, in addition, the head of Malian diplomacy.
In this regard, he announced the upcoming appointment of a Malian consul general in Tamanrasset, after the appointment a week ago of a new ambassador to Algeria.
Speaking on occasion of "extremely important" bilateral relations, Mr. Dramé added that during the talks with his Algerian counterpart, the two sides also discussed the "some difficulties" encountered in the implementation of some aspects "of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, arguing that a modus-operandi has been found to overcome them.
The Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, who began Tuesday a two-day working visit to Algiers, said, also, to be carrying a message from the Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, to the Head of State, Abdelkader Bensalah, whom he will have to pass on Wednesday during a hearing.
Note that the visit of the head of Malian diplomacy to Algeria comes after the visit to Bamako, on June 17 and 18, of Mr. Boukadoum, during which he co-chaired with his Malian counterpart the 14th session of the High Committee strategic bilateral (CBS) Algerian-Malian.
During the same visit, Mr. Boukadoum chaired the 3rd ministerial meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, chaired by Algeria.