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Security Council Visiting Mission to Mali and Niger

Yesterday evening (22 October), Security Council members departed for a visiting mission to Mali and Niger. France and Niger are co-leading the mission, which will take place from today (23 October) to Monday (25 October). This will be the Council’s first visiting mission since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

The visiting mission has several main objectives. In Mali, Council members aim to assess the progress on Mali’s political transition, including preparations for next year’s legislative and presidential elections; examine the implementation of Mali’s 2015 Peace and Reconciliation Agreement; and evaluate the security crisis in central Mali. A key focus of the Niger leg of the trip will be the Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force (FC-G5S), especially in light of the Secretary-General’s 5 October letter to the Council on options to increase support for the FC-G5S.

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