His Excellency Mr. Hissein Brahim Taha, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has lauded the decision taken by the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) during their Ordinary Summit held on 3/3/2022 in Accra, the capital of Ghana, to lift sanctions against the Republic of Mali, including economic and financial sanctions.
This followed the progress made regarding the transitional period in Mali.
The Secretary-General commended the tireless efforts made by ECOWAS leaders, its mediator, former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, the United Nations and the African Union, in cooperation with the Malian Transitional Authority, to reach this result.
“The OIC, which has made unremitting endeavors in support of these efforts to promote security, peace and stability in the Republic of Mali in particular and in the region in general, stands with the Malian people and looks forward to a smooth transition that serves their supreme interests and enables them to achieve their aspirations for security, peace, stability and development,” the Secretary-General affirmed.
He also appealed to Mali’s international partners to continue supporting the Republic of Mali at this critical juncture.
Mr. Taha emphasized that the OIC remains ready to contribute, as in the past, to advancing the peace process in the region alongside ECOWAS whenever necessary.