By Ebi Kesiena
Mali and Morocco are keen to bolster their long-time historical relations following the visit of Mali’s Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop, to the North African country.
The visiting Malian Envoy said the new transitional government is seeking allies to help improve its security situation, especially in the north.
According to the Minister, if the issue of security is not addressed, the elections might not hold.
“What the transitional government wanted was to help Malians talk to each other, to reach the necessary compromise and consensus and to have the understanding to calm the situation and create the conditions to go to the elections.
“The security situation, if not taken care of, will not even be able to hold elections, because there are many localities today, elections are not possible, if we do not work with partners to create the conditions, so the security situation is extremely important to be able to assess the situation,” he said.
Since its inception, Mali’s transitional government has been pushing for major reforms in the country and the conduct of a new election, vis-a-vis fighting Jihadists in the north.
The country has also cried foul over external influence in the war against insurgency.