U.S. Condemns Fighting in Northern Mali

Press Statement
John Kirby
Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
July 22, 2016

The United States condemns the violence that has come as armed groups in Kidal, northern Mali, began fighting one another. This fighting represents a clear violation of cease-fire agreements and threatens to unravel efforts to restore stability and implementation of the Accord for Peace and Reconciliation signed in June 2015.

We urge all parties in Mali to respect these cease-fire agreements, recommit themselves to resolving differences through constructive dialogue, and focus on implementing the Accord.

The United States remains committed to helping the Malian people as they work to achieve a durable and inclusive peace.