17 January 2013

Nigeria: FG - Military Operations Will Restore Peace to Mali

The Federal Government has expressed confidence that the military mission in Mali supported by the international community would be successful in restoring peace to Mali.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru, spoke at a meeting with envoys from the European Union (EU), Canada and United States in Abuja. He expressed pleasure that the military intervention has received support from the international community.

In a statement issued by the ministry's spokesperson, Mr. Ogbole Amedu Ode, yesterday, the Minister provided the envoys with an update on the deployment of Nigerian troops for the mission.

The Mali issue, Ashiru said, was of deep concern to Europe and the rest of the world, and not just to Africa or to West Africa. He therefore solicited their support and assistance.

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