Germany, France and the UK on Friday reaffirmed their commitment to the counterterrorism mission that is being carried out in Mali, despite the obstacle the coup might pose in the African country earlier this week.
“The commitment is still necessary because terrorism continues to pose a major threat to us here,” said German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer at a meeting with her British and French counterparts in the city of Dilligen.
However, the three ministers took the opportunity to ask the soldiers who led the uprising to restore what they had promised as soon as possible, “that is, a return to constitutional order,” said Kramp-Karrenbauer.
“We will continue the fight against terrorism because it is far from over,” added French Defense Minister Florence Parly, who spoke of a “security challenge for the Sahel, but also for all of Europe”. .