In a significant development, the residents of Kidal, a city in Mali, have raised their voices against the repercussions of the 2015 Algerian peace and reconciliation agreement. These concerns have been exacerbated by the recent withdrawal of MINUSMA (United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali) forces, as per UN Security Council Resolution 2690.
In a statement issued following a community meeting in Kidal on Tuesday, the residents expressed reservations regarding the withdrawal of MINUSMA forces, viewing it as a form of accountability for those involved in the implementation of the peace and reconciliation agreement in Algeria.
The statement explicitly implicates Algeria in the ongoing internal conflict, citing a breach of both international and regional agreements. It highlights the nation’s perceived failure to align with any social, cultural, historical, or environmental values.
The people of Kidal have emphasized their concerns, urging all relevant parties to consider the regional impact and the well-being of the affected communities as they navigate the complexities of this situation. The repercussions of these actions continue to reverberate, and a resolution remains elusive, adding to the urgency of addressing the intricate web of issues at play.