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17 March 2015

Security Council Press Statement on Death of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali Peacekeepers

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President François Delattre (France):

The members of the Security Council expressed their regret at the death of two Dutch peacekeepers of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in the region of Gao, Mali, on 17 March, which resulted from the accident of a MINUSMA helicopter.

The members of the Security Council extended their deepest condolences to the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and to the families of the two peacekeepers who lost their lives in this tragic accident.

The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support for the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Mali and MINUSMA to assist the Malian authorities and the Malian people in their efforts to bring lasting peace and stability to their country, as mandated by the Security Council in resolution 2164 (2014).

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