The UN Security Council has expressed its deep concern regarding recent developments from Mali – just as the AU Peace and Security Council suspended the country due to the unconstitutional change of government.
The New York based Council met virtually on Wednesday to discuss the situation. It has strongly condemned the mutiny in Kati, Mali, which led to the arrest of the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister and several members of the Government.
The Council urged those mutineers to immediately and safely release all officials detained and return to their barracks without delay.
Council members also underlined the urgent need to restore rule of law and to move towards the return to constitutional order. They reiterated their strong support to the Economic Community of West African States’ initiatives and mediation efforts in Mali and expressed their support to ECOWAS and the African Union.
In the video below, Ambassador Jerry Matjila on UNSC’s position regarding Mali: