In the presence of the Togolese mediator and Cote d’Ivoire delegation, the Malian executive agreed on Thursday in Bamako to unencumber the 46 Ivoirian squaddies who’ve been detained for the previous 5 months in the Malian capital.

The Ivorian ministerial delegation arrived on Thursday, together with the Togolese facilitator, for talks with the Malian executive. The shuttle was once organised after Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara lately despatched a letter to Colonel Assimi Goïta in order to decrease the heightened tensions over this factor.

At the top of the assembly, the presidency of Mali affirmed on social networks that this settlement will have to “promote peace” between the 2 nations in order to “overcome this event”.

Possible judicial hurdle

Although the textual content has been agreed to, it has now not been signed but. An further complication stems from the detainees’ file that was once despatched to the General Prosecutor’s administrative center on 25 November.

Either the Malian government drop the case, or proceed in the prosecution of the warriors, who have been accused of undermining the Malian state, in accordance to Serge Daniel, RFI correspondent.

Head of the Ivorian delegation and Minister of State for Defense Téné Birahima Ouattara stated the detention of the warriors was once (*46*).

“We can say that we have just had a fruitful trip here on Malian soil,” he added.

Positive assembly from both sides