Yesterday in Indelimane, north‑east Mali, at least 53 soldiers of the Malian armed forces and one civilian were killed in a terrorist attack. Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones.
The European Union stands by the government and the people of Mali in countering this serious violence. We remain committed to supporting Mali to enable the country to restore full state authority throughout its territory and to ensure its development and the prosperity of its citizens.
The stability of Mali and the wider Sahel region is a priority for the EU and its African partners.