Today's attacks on MINUSMA in northern Mali have left several UN soldiers and civilians dead and dozens injured. They deal a blow to the country’s stability and the implementation of the peace agreement signed in June 2015.
The European Union extends its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the UN.
It reiterates its full support for MINUSMA and the implementation of the peace agreement in Mali.
As HR/VP Federica Mogherini recently told the President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, when they met on the occasion of the Sahel G5 summit in N'Djamena, Chad, the EU will continue to stand by Mali, Sahelian countries and the UN in the fight against terrorism.