20 December 2018

Statement by Security Council 2374 Committee concerning Mali Sanctions Regime/Sanctions List

The members of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2374 (2017) concerning Mali (“the Committee”), while welcoming the recent positive steps achieved in the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali (“the Agreement”), expressed their deep frustration that parties have too long stalled the implementation of the Agreement, in spite of significant international support and assistance, further expressed a significant sense of impatience with parties over the persistent delays in the full implementation of key provisions of the Agreement, stressed the absolute urgency for the Government of Mali and the Plateforme and Coordination armed groups to take unprecedented steps to fully and expeditiously deliver on remaining obligations under the Agreement, and further stressed that all parties to the Agreement share the primary responsibility to make steadfast progress in its implementation.

The members of the Committee recalled the provisions of the Agreement calling upon the Security Council to give its full support to the Agreement, to closely monitor its implementation and, if necessary, to take measures against anyone hindering the implementation of the commitments contained therein or the realization of its objectives.  They further recalled the provisions of resolution 2423 (2018), expressing the intention of the Security Council to follow closely the timely implementation of the Roadmap adopted on 22 March 2018 and to respond with measures pursuant to resolution 2374 (2017), should the parties not implement the agreed-upon commitments within the announced timeframe.

The members of the Committee decided that 3 individuals be placed on the 2374 sanctions list and be subject to a travel ban measure, as imposed by paragraph 1 to 3 of resolution 2374 (2017) and renewed by paragraph 1 of resolution 2432 (2018).

The members of the Committee expressed their intention to consider favourably the removal of these individuals from the sanctions list, should the key provisions of the Agreement listed in paragraph 4 of resolution 2423 (2017) be fully implemented and should the individuals designated have ceased all illicit activities, including those listed in the statements of case.  In this context, they further expressed their intention to review the impact of these measures on a yearly basis, on the basis of the reports of the panel of experts and within the framework of the regular activities of the Committee established pursuant to resolution 2374 (2017).

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