The Foreign Minister of Mali Abdoulaye Diop announced on Monday that he had met his counterpart from Ghana Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, still in the context of finding solutions to the political crisis in this West African country.
The two diplomats met in the occasion of 35th ordinary Session of the AU Assembly (Heads of State and Government Session) held the last weekend.
“Consultations with Ayorkor Botchwey Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ghana & Chair of the Ecowas Council of Ministers. We agreed to maintain dialogue in the search for a consensual solutions to the Issue of the timeline of the Transition in Mali,” said the Malian diplomat.
Abdoulaye Diop also had separate discussions with several diplomats such as that of Rwanda, the Central African Republic or even Kenya.
Following the coup that overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August 2020, Mali is under sanctions imposed by ECOWAS, after the transitional authorities offered 5 years to hold elections.