The political crisis that has gripped Mali for several weeks threatens the stability of the country and the region. The European Union commends the peaceful nature of the demonstrations and the will of all the political actors to pursue dialogue to reach a broad consensus on Mali’s future.
The European Union fully supports the efforts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which has dispatched a high-level mission to Mali, and the proposals for resolving the crisis set out in its press release of 19 June.
The European Union joins the United Nations and the African Union in calling on all those involved to engage in dialogue and exercise restraint. We urge the authorities to take decisions quickly to overcome the crisis, particularly as regards the post-election dispute.