In a press release dated Monday, January 10, the Framework for the Exchange of Parties and Regroupings of Political Parties for a Successful Transition in Mali expresses its regret at the economic and financial sanctions inflicted by ECOWAS on Mali. This coalition of political parties opposed to any extension of the transition accuses the executive of the transition.
« The Malian people do not deserve sanctions from regional and sub-regional organizations. The people of Mali, dignified and sovereign, are in no way responsible for the situation that is happening to the State of Mali and the deterioration of relations with our partners in the sub-region. “, Estimates the member parties of the exchange framework in a press release. This group of political parties who are in opposition to the extension of the transition deplores the sanctions of ECOWAS which, according to him, not only weaken Mali, but also affect the resilience of the Malian people already subjected to the harmful effects of food crises, socio-political, health and security.
Unlike many political parties and much of society, the signatories of the communiqué stress that “These sanctions are a lack of political will on the part of the authorities to respect their commitments contained in the charter, agreed between Malians and repeatedly recalled by them in high places “. The framework for the exchange of political parties maintains that on numerous occasions and in numerous circumstances, it has always called on the authorities of the Malian transition to the urgent need for a good understanding between Mali and the ECOWAS countries. .
As an alternative, the framework urges the transitional authorities to follow the path of the search for consensus and unity while moving away from all temptations of a populist nature and counterproductive for the country. For the framework of exchange, the rapid return to normal constitutional order and to facilitate the lifting of sanctions against Mali is still possible. To do this, it invites the authorities of the Transition to follow the path of consensus and the strengthening of national unity, to maintain a constructive dialogue with ECOWAS and to strengthen relations with the international community.
Siaka DIAMOUTENE / Maliweb.net