Former President Goodluck Jonathan has led a peace delegation to Mali to negotiate the immediate release of Ibrahim Keita, the ousted president, and the restoration of constitutional government.
The delegation was set up by the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) following the political crisis rocking Mali and Keita’s resignation.
Jonathan who arrived Bamako, the capital city, on Saturday alongside 14 other leaders in the region is currently meeting with the junta leaders.
Jonathan took to his media pages saying:
We arrived in Bamako this afternoon to continue with the Ecowas_Cedeao mediation and peace talks towards resolving Mali’s protracted political crisis and restoring normalcy in this beautiful West African country. We will continue to engage Malian stakeholders as brothers and sisters until lasting peace is found.
Jonathan, who is ECOWAS special envoy to Mali, had visited Mali to mediate on the crisis in July.
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