Equipo Nizkor
        Bookshop | Donate
Derechos | Equipo Nizkor       


China calls for peace in Mali

China hopes the international community can continue to play an active role in consolidating security in Mali, through close coordination with the Malian side, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Hua Chunying's remarks at a press briefing came after France started withdrawing its troops from Mali, with plans to have just 1,000 by the end of the year.

France, aided by some 2,000 troops from Chad, began a military offensive in January in the West African country, targeting Islamist rebels who had threatened to take over Bamako, the capital of Mali.

Chad said on Sunday it will also withdraw from Mali after helping the French.

As the current peaceful situation in Mali remains fragile, there is still a long way to go before maintaining the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as peace and stability in the region, Hua said.

[Source: Xinhua, Beijing, 16Dec13]

Tienda de Libros Radio Nizkor On-Line Donations

Mali War
small logoThis document has been published on 17Dec13 by the Equipo Nizkor and Derechos Human Rights. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.