27 January 2013

Tunisia: Marzouki Calls for Joint Security Strategy to Face Terrorism in Africa

Addis — Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki called on Sunday, at its talks in Addis Ababa with African leaders, for a joint security strategy to face terrorist groups, speaking of the situation in Mali and its repercussions on North Africa.

Marzouki indeed discussed with Mali's President Dioncounda Traoré, Bukina Faso President Blaise Compaoré, Senegal's President Macky Sall and Niger's Foreign Minister, about terrorist acts and their financing.

The African leaders stressed the need for neighbouring countries to fight against terrorism which is a threat to peace and security in the region.

Marzouki also called for a cessation of the foreign military interventions in Mali as soon as possible, stressing the need to secure the respect of human rights, protect civilians, avoid reprisals against the rebels and find a political solutions to the conflicts underway in Mali.

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