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Ladies and Gentlemen,
We are here today to focus attention on Mali and how we can together best ensure effective support.
I would like to express my particular appreciation to all countries whose troops serve in Mali, and all those who have been supporting Mali and MINUSMA in other ways.
I particularly thank the Member States that announced their intentions to make pledges yesterday, and ask them to do their utmost to ensure swift deployment.