Three months after the outcome of the case of the 49 Ivorian soldiers arrested, tried, and sentenced in Mali, before being pardoned by Colonel Assimi Goïta, Bamako and Abidjan decided to strengthen their relations in all areas. The work of the Great Joint Commission for Cooperation between the two countries at the level of Malian and Ivorian experts ended on Friday, March 24.
The first observation of Malian and Ivorian experts is that 19 years have passed between the third and fourth session of the large joint Mali- Ivory Coast cooperation commission, which ended in Bamako on Friday. “This is not normal for two neighboring countries”, acknowledged the Malian and Ivorian delegates.
In his speech during the official talks, the head of the Ivorian delegation, Kouyaté Abdoulaye, recalled that Mali is the first global customer of Ivory Coast, but also one of the largest suppliers in several areas. We must therefore revitalize cooperation.