millions of people demonstrate against the sanctions imposed by ECOWAS and UEMOA

millions of people demonstrate against the sanctions imposed by ECOWAS and UEMOA
millions of people demonstrate against the sanctions imposed by ECOWAS and UEMOA

AA / Bamako / Amarana Maïga

Millions of Malians responded on Friday to the call for popular mobilization by the authorities of the Transition against the economic sanctions imposed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Economic and West African Monetary Policy (UEMOA).

“This mobilization, which is distinguished by its unprecedented character, took place in Bamako at the Place de l’Indépendance, as well as in all the administrative regions of Mali. All segments of Malian society and all socio-professional strata have sufficiently demonstrated the burning desire of our people to pave their own path which will lead them inexorably towards freedom,” said Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga, spokesperson for the government.

Denouncing the sanctions imposed on the Malian people, the Head of Government, Choguel Kokalla Maiga declared in front of the demonstrators that these “illegal and illegitimate measures only aim to destabilize the institutions, the army and the government”.

Reassuring the people, the Prime Minister said “we are only afraid of God and the Malian people” adding that the people will unite in all its components in the face of adversity to safeguard the sovereignty and integrity of the country. Malian State.

Before emphasizing that “in less than 7 months the Malian army has been more equipped than the last 20 years combined”. This made it possible to achieve in two weeks (December 28, 2021-January 14, 2022) more significant feats than what has been done in the last twenty years, added the head of government, noting the neutralization of a significant number of terrorists and the destruction of several of their bases.

The Head of Government also praised Guinea for its refusal to apply the sanctions imposed by the two sub-regional organizations as well as Russia and China which “opposed an illegal embargo against our people”. He also thanked Algeria and Mauritania for their support.

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