The military-dominated Malian authorities has strongly protested towards feedback by European Council President Charles Michel who just lately stated the Malian state is within the means of collapsing after the breakdown of the army alliance with European nations towards jihadists.
The Malian Ministry of Overseas Affairs reported Monday night in an announcement posted on social networks that it had summoned the chargé d’affaires of the European Union delegation to Mali Pascal Perennec.
The ministry stated it had notified him of the “sturdy protests” of Mali to the “unfriendly, faulty and aggressive feedback” of Charles Michel. The Malian ministry believes that these statements are a part of a “disinformation marketing campaign” underway towards Mali.
The ministry doesn’t specify which statements are focused. However two diplomats stated on situation of anonymity that he was referring to an interview given final week by the President of the European Council to TV5 Monde.
“The transitional authorities in Mali, which got here out of a coup d’état, have determined to interrupt to a big extent with conventional companions, and significantly with European companions, and the consequence is a state that’s collapsing, with terrorists occupying an increasing number of area within the area,” Michel stated.
The junta, which seized energy by drive in 2020 and consolidated its grip with a second putsch in 2021, has ended anti-jihadist army cooperation with France and its European companions and turned militarily and politically to Russia.
Mr. Michel’s phrases contradict the junta’s repeated assurances that the authorities have turned the tide towards jihadists since pivoting to Russia.
Michel’s phrases “omit the tangible progress made by the Malian armed forces on the bottom,” the Overseas Ministry stated.
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