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Minister Abdoulaye Diop watches over the interests of the country despite the context of adversity. Hence the extensive exchanges with Conakry and the Lomé mediation which began in Abidjan.

Abdoulaye Diop moves the lines in view of the context outside the borders. Leaving for Guinea at the head of a strong delegation, the head of Malian diplomacy indicated that it was necessary to evaluate the efforts underway on the Conakry corridor, declaring that Guinea is the natural port of Mali because it acts as a central access to the sea. The consolidation of the facilities and advantages provided by the twin country of Mali in order to work in the long term, were discussed with Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya, current number 1 of Guinea.

“Bamako’s central concern is the supply of petroleum products and hydrocarbons, given the mixed economic situation resulting from the conflict in Ukraine. The supply became delicate and it was necessary to think in depth with Guinea on the question”, underlined Minister Abdoulaye Diop.

The second highlight remains the recent trip to Lomé where President Faure Gnassingbé was asked to facilitate Mali’s mediation with ECOWAS. The Togolese No. 1 did not wait for the next summit of heads of state to embark on the consultation. In Abidjan, President Faure met his counterpart from Ghana on the occasion of cop 15 underway in Abidjan. An approach that would bear its effects because the deal now runs between 18 or 20 months, instead of the 16 that the mediator Goodluck Jonathan failed to accept.

Achievements for Abdoulaye Diop who beyond the mantle of pure diplomacy, evolves in a transversality which makes him a resource person in the achievement of the sectoral objectives of the government with other interlocutors throughout the world.

Idrissa KEITA

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