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- Published on Tuesday, 22 May 2012 19:48
- Written by Elombah.com
EOWAS has learnt with regret the mob attack on Mr. Dioncounda Traore, the Interim President of Mali, at the Presidency in Koulouba, Bamako, around noon today. ECOWAS is dismayed that a crowd of unruly demonstrators could so easily acess the President, and physically attack him, despite the elaborate security measures in place.
The frequency with which these demonstrations occur, as soon as ECOWAS takes a decision aimed at the restoration of constitutional order in Mali, confirms that they are orchestrated by forces bent on impeding the smooth progress of the transitional process.
ECOWAS strongly condemns this aggression, which it considers an affront to its decisions. It will carry out the necessary investigations to identify the perepetrators, as well as those behind them, of this reprehensible act, and will apply the appropriate sanctions against them.
ECOWAS remains firmly committed to the pursuit of measures needed for the restoration of constitutional order in Mali, and reaffirms its unflinching support to the transitional authorities.
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE ECOWAS COMMISSION ON THE MOB ATTACK ON MR. DIONKOUNDA TRAORE, INTERIM PRESIDENT OF MALI ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES
H.E. Désiré Kadré OUEDRAOGO
President of the ECOWAS Commission Abuja, 21 May 2012