Yesterday MINUSMA once again fell victim to a terrorist attack in the North of Mali in which a number of UN peacekeepers were injured or lost their lives. The European Union strongly condemns this act, intended to prevent the establishment of peace and stability in Mali. Those responsible must be arrested and brought to justice.
The European Union extends its condolences to the victims’ families and wishes the injured a speedy recovery. We reiterate our full support for MINUSMA and our total commitment to supporting the efforts of Mali and the international community in working towards peace, security and development in Mali and the Sahel region.