On October 5th, 2023, Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine, the Prime Minister appointed by Niger’s junta, made a brief working visit to Mali.
Ali Mahamane Lamine Zeine held an important working session with a delegation led by his Malian counterpart, Choguel Maïga, before being received by the head of the Malian junta, Colonel Assimi Goïta.
The primary purpose of Ali Mahamane Zeine’s trip to Bamako was to express gratitude to the Malian junta for their support since the coup that ousted President Mohamed Bazoum on July 26, 2023.
Discussion of the Situation on the Ground
His delegation and the one led by Malian counterpart Choguel Maïga quickly engaged in a working session.
Mali had previously experienced sanctions from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and as a country experienced in such matters, Mali provided advice and insights to its neighbor, Niger, on how to navigate these sanctions effectively.
Additionally, ministers responsible for defense and security matters from both countries discussed the situation on the ground.