Mali strongly condemned “the cowardly and barbaric attack” perpetrated by unidentified armed individuals on Saturday against a Moroccan commercial convoy in the commune of Didiéni, region of Kayes, which caused loss of human life including two Moroccan nationals and made wounded, indicates, Monday evening, the Malian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
In a statement made public at the end of the hearing granted this Monday in Bamako by the Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdoulaye Diop, to the Moroccan Ambassador to Mali and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Hassan Naciri, the head of Malian diplomacy, “on behalf of the President of the transition, Head of State, Colonel Assimi Goita and the government, strongly condemned the cowardly and barbaric attack perpetrated by unidentified armed individuals, September 11, 2021 against a Moroccan commercial convoy in the commune of Didiéni, region of Kayes, which caused loss of human life including two Moroccan nationals and wounded ”.
In this painful circumstance, the Malian minister “expressed, on behalf of the president of the transition and the government, all the compassion and solidarity of Mali with the government and the brotherly people of Morocco,” the statement added. He also offered his condolences to the families of the victims and wished speedy recovery to the injured.
In this regard, the Malian minister informed the Moroccan Ambassador that since the attack, the ministries in charge of security, defense and health have all taken appropriate measures, each in their own field, the statement continued. , noting that Abdoulaye Diop “, expressed the commitment of the Malian authorities to do everything possible to find the culprits and bring them to justice”.
It should be recalled that the Malian Minister of Health and Social Development, Diéminatou Sangaré, accompanied by the Moroccan ambassador, visited on Monday the Moroccan driver, admitted to a clinic in Bamako, following this criminal attack in which two Moroccan truckers were killed and another was injured.
During this visit, she inquired about the state of health of the Moroccan truck driver and the conditions of his treatment and followed the explanations provided by the medical staff.