|Peacekeepers patrol in Gao city (Photo: AFP/VNA)
Addressing the UN Security Council’s online meeting on the Mali situation and instabilities after the Central Africa elections, Anh stressed the importance of implementing the peace accord, and recognising the representation of the signatory movements in the transitional Government as an important step towards advancing the peace process.
Anh called on relevant parties to follow the appeal for a peaceful, inclusive transition to institutional and electoral reforms before the anticipated elections by Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
Commending MINUSMA for promoting the presence of State authority in northern and central Mali, the Vietnamese representative underlined the need to redeploy the reconstituted units of the national armed forces, especially in the north.
He also expressed Vietnam's support for the efforts of the United Nations, African Union, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the international community in facilitating the transitional process towards peace and security in Mali.
Speaking at the meeting, Annadif welcomed the fact that all transitional bodies are now operational and the parties have agreed to a revised Transitional Road Map for implementation of the 2015 Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali. He said the transition’s success relies on the implementation of critical reforms and the holding of credible elections, the outcome of which is accepted by the majority of Malians.