An opposition movement in Mali was “disappointed” on Thursday after its first contacts with a high-level delegation from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), who had traveled to the African country to try to solve the political crisis.
The delegation, led by former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, has already met with President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and influential Imam Mahmud Dicko, chairman of the Patriotic Forces Movement Group (M5-RFP) on June 5.
According to the Malian radio station Studio Tamani, senior officials of the opposition movement have been “disappointed” after these contacts, although the results of the meetings have not yet been officially released.
“We are disappointed after this first meeting with the ECOWAS mediators,” said Issa Kaou Djim, one of the main leaders of the M5-RFP. “Can you speak of more than 20 deaths in the demonstrations of institutional negotiations?” He asked.