New York

21 August 2013

Readout of the Secretary-General’s telephone conversation with President-elect of Mali, Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

In a telephone conversation on 21 August, the Secretary-General congratulated Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on his election as President of Mali and welcomed the peaceful manner in which the elections were conducted.

The Secretary-General pledged the support of the United Nations to the Government of Mali in its efforts to address the root causes of the crisis, including through dialogue and reconciliation.

The Secretary-General also offered support for the implementation of the 18 June Preliminary Agreement between the Government of Mali and northern armed groups, and for the organisation of legislative elections.