EU leaders condemn Mali Military Coup

EU leaders condemn Mali Military Coup

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has resigned after been arrested following a military coup.

Keïta was detained along with his prime minister, Boubou Cissé, and other government officials, according to Moussa Faki Mahamat, chair of the African Union Commission.

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell condemned the coup in Mali and said that the European Union “rejects any anti-constitutional changes.” Borrell warned that “a consensual outcome, while respecting constitutional principles, international law and human rights, is the only way to avoid destabilization not only of Mali but of the entire region.”

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian join Borrell in denouncing the coup in Mali in a statement that said, “France strongly reaffirms its support of Malian sovereignty and democracy.”

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