Mali’s Prime Minister, Choguel Kokalla Maiga, made a statement to the press after his visit to Brazil, affirming that the two countries are committed to deepening their bilateral cooperation in the areas of security, agriculture and farming.
Maiga said Mali’s interest in Brazil is motivated by several reasons: The need to return security to Malians, the major concern of the transitional government and the head of state. Secondly, the need to ensure food security without depending on imports increases the state’s tax revenues.
He added that cooperation in the field of agriculture and livestock has been ongoing for years, but support will be renewed and deepened.
Regarding the field of security, the Malian head of government said that the two countries are working on this project and aim to deepen cooperation in the various areas of security, knowing that there are already Brazilian aircraft in the military air fleet of Mali.
It should be recalled that the head of the Malian government held talks yesterday with the new Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, on the sidelines of his participation in the presidential inauguration ceremony. During these talks, the two parties discussed issues of national interest, in the presence of the Malian Minister for Rural Development.