The Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has received on Wednesday 4th February, Mongi Hamid, the Special Representative of the General Secretary of the United Nations in Mali.
The UN official, who spoke on Wednesday to reporters at the end of an audience with the Mauritanian Head of the State, said he had discussed “the support of the efforts of Mauritania to find a peaceful solution to the crisis in Mali.
He praised the efforts of the Mauritanian President to support the Malian brothers to find a peaceful solution to their crisis and to support the United Nations in Mali as part of the solution to be peaceful and definitive.
Mr. Mongi Hamdi also recalled the UN position that there is no “alternative but a peaceful solution.”
He said that President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz reiterated the commitment of his country to support and cooperate “with the UN to achieve a peaceful solution and contribute to the negotiations driven by Algeria and to reach a peaceful and definitive solution to this crisis.”
The Mauritanian Head of State, said that the UN envoy, reiterated, for the second time, support Mauritania and its cooperation with the UN to achieve a peaceful solution and contribute to the negotiations driven by Algeria to achieve a peaceful and lasting solution to the crisis in Mali.
Mauritania, which has a border with Mali, hosts some 74 000 Malian refugees who fled because of the crisis in northern Mali since 2012. The two countries share more than 2,000 kilometres of border, and in the past, the Mauritanian army intervened in Malian territory to organize attacks against al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).