The Military Govt of Mali has officially cuts diplomatic ties with France, abandons French as official language, ends participation in ECOWAS
The new Mali military government has officially cut diplomatic ties with France, abandoned French as its official language, and ordered French troops to leave its territory within 72hrs.
“The government of Mali officially announces an end to diplomatic, military, and economic ties with France according to the demands of the Malien people.
“The government of Mali announces its decision to severe cooperation agreements with France from today the 24th of January 2022.” The statement noted.
The government of Mali also announced an end to its participation in ECOWAS noting that henceforth Mali will no longer be a member of ECOWAS.
“The government of Mali announces that as from today the 24th of January, French will no longer be the official language of Mali. BAMBARA will henceforth be the official language of Mali.
“The government of Mali calls for the immediate exit of France and its troops from across its national territory.
“The government of Mali calls for the immediate closure of the French embassy and all French institutions on the national territory of Mali within 72 hours.
“The government of Mali calls on all the youths, civil servants, civil society, and religious authorities to mobilize and take charge of their destiny.” The communique concluded.
The decision of the military regime was contained in a communique sent out by the spokesperson of the transitional government led by Colonel Assimi Goita Malick.