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Reem Al Hashemy meets Mali Prime Minister

During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations and opportunities to expand cooperation across multiple sectors

Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, has received Prime Minister Boubou Cisse of Mali, who is currently visiting the UAE. During the meeting held at headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, in Abu Dhabi, the two sides discussed bilateral relations…

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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Malian Prime Minister discuss bilateral relations

Sheikh Mohamed welcomed Malian Prime Minister's visit and wished that it would open up new cooperation horizons and joint work between the two countries

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received today Prime Minister of Mali Boubou Cisse, who is currently in a visit to the UAE. During the meeting, held at Al Bateen Palace, His Highness Sheikh…

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    • His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed attends signing of agreements, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)s between UAE and Mali
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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed attends signing of agreements, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)s between UAE and Mali

The agreements and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)s signed between the two sides included an economic, trade and technical agreement

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, witnessed today the signing ceremony of a number of agreements and Memoranda of Understanding, MoUs, between the UAE and Mali in the economic, trade, defence, cultural fields and…

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UN Secretary-General to commemorate fallen peacekeepers, Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage to be awarded for the first time since inaugural medal

2 fallen peacekeepers from Egypt among those to be honoured at UN Headquarters

UN Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Friday, 24 May 2019. Secretary-General António Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives since 1948 and will preside over a ceremony at which the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal will be awarded…

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UPDATED: Guterres condemns armed attack against UN peacekeepers in Mali

The Secretary-General recalled that attacks targeting United Nations peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law

A violent attack against the United Nation's Integrated Stabilization Mission for Mali (MINUSMA) that left one peacekeeper dead on Saturday, drew strong condemnation from Secretary-General António Guterres.  Mr. Guterres is “deeply saddened at the death of a Nigerian peacekeeper who succumbed to his wounds following the armed attack by unidentified…

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Ministers from some of Africa’s largest oil and gas producing nations to meet in Cape Town to discuss future of energy industry

The ministers will be using Africa Oil Week Summit as a platform to discuss national strategies, sovereign competitiveness, issue licences and finalise tenders

Seventeen Ministers from Africa’s largest energy producing nations, including countries such as Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia among others, have agreed to meet in Cape Town at Africa Oil Week (AOW) (www.Africa-OilWeek.com), taking place from 4-8 November 2019 to broker new partnerships for their energy sectors. The ministers will be…

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The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) reinforce cooperation to empower women peacebuilders in the region

Over 30 participants representing eleven countries in the region were trained in conflict analysis, mediation and gender dimensions of conflict

The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in partnership with the UN System Staff College (UNSSC), the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) and the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC), organized a Training of Trainers…

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‘The time for action is now’ senior UN peacekeeping official says, urging support for regional force combating Sahel terrorism

The Joint Force aims to bolster coordination to “neutralize” armed groups in the region

The five-year-old force working to stabilize Africa’s Sahel has shown great potential, but needs more support from the international community to reach full operational capacity, a top UN peacekeeping official said on Thursday, calling for enhanced political and economic solutions to help tackle the strife-torn region’s myriad challenges. Dubbed the…

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Security Council Press Statement on the joint force of the Group of Five for the Sahel

The members of the Security Council welcomed the recent steps taken by the G5 Sahel States towards the full and effective operationalization of the Group of Five for the Sahel (FC-G5S)

The members of the Security Council were briefed on 16 May 2019 by the Assistant Secretary-General for Africa, Bintou Keita, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Burkina Faso, Alpha Barry, the High Representative of the African Union (AU) for Mali and the Sahel, Pierre Buyoya, the Special Representative…

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    • Minister Abela with Michael Farrugia, Maltese Minister for Home Affairs and National Security, and Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg’s Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Immigration and Asylum
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Diplomacy the only way out of Libyan crisis

In Tuesday’s joint Foreign Affairs Minister’s Council (FAC), Minister Abela expressed Malta’s deep concern over the continued prolongation of hostilities in the Sahel region

An immediate halt to the ongoing violence in Libya and the commencement of a dialogue process between the warring sides would minimise the space for terrorist elements and render the entire region more secure. Speaking during an exchange of views with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Libya, Ghassan Salamé,…