AU pledges support for Mali Peace, Security efforts

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Addis Ababa, 15 July 2014 (WIC) - The government of Mali has received 20 vehicles aid, worth of $1 million, from the African Union to maintain peace and security in the country.

According to Mr. Payori Buori, Head of the African Union Mission to Mali and the Sahel, AU has handed over 13 pickup trucks, 4 ambulances, and 3 lorries to the Malian Homeland Security Minister- Mr. Sada Samake.

Noting that one of the three fundamental principles of the AU is ensuring peace and security in the Sahel, Bouri said: “some initiatives are underway in order to improve cooperation between countries in realizing peace and security, sharing of intelligence, fighting terrorism and combating cross border organized crime.”

He added, all concerned departments of the union will provide assistance to foster dialogue and national consensus in Mali.

Mali’s Minister for Homeland Security, Mr. Sada Samake on his part stated that the aid is testament to Africans’ fraternity and solidarity to the Malian people. (ENA)