United Nations General Assembly Throws Its Full Weight Behind ECOWAS Regarding Change Of Power In Mali
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has the full backing of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in their ongoing effort towards resolving the political crisis in Mali.
This is according UNGA's outgoing President and Nigeria Permanent Representative to UN, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, who said that the UN General Assembly is closely monitoring the situation in Mali and is heavily relying on reports from the ECOWAS body.
He said the global body is not keeping mute on the issue, rather, it is working closely with all the necessary bodies in the continent, including the African Union (AU) and ECOWAS, to ensure smooth resolution of the crisis.
He further shared that the UN is on the same page with ECOWAS on the resolution of the crisis and would rather depend on the regional body, which he described as very effective and strong in the handling of the crisis.
“There are lots of discussions on the ground and the UN will listen to those on ground (ECOWAS). There is a strong collaboration,”
Meanwhile, ECOWAS has issued the military coupists in Mali an ultimatum on appointment of civilian head of transition government and Prime Minister for the country. According to the regional body, the junta has, not later than 15th September 2020, to appoint the head of the transition government and also Prime Minister; both of which the regional body said must be civilians.
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