Bamako/NationalTurk -?Speaking to newsmen shortly after his arrival, President Jonathan said the crisis in Mali as results of the militants? activities in the north and couple with the military interference in the administration of the country needs to be addressed in a systematic and well defined diplomatic way.
He said his intervention in the political crisis was to ensure that peace and stability returns to the country. ?I am here on one-day visit to see how we can resolve the problem facing the country, and we are indeed committed to ensuring peace in Mali.?
President Jonathan during the visit is expected to meet with the country?s Prime Minister, the former president, and leaders of the apolitical parties, civil society groups and the Nigerian community in Mali as well.
Mali Political Takeover : Nigeria sees it as a secutity threat
Mali was rocked by a military takeover this year couple with secessionism agitation by mostly Islamist in the North which many analyst see as a retarding the growth of the West African nation a security threat to neighboring countries.
Those who accompanied the were Minister of State for Foreign Affairs(II), Nurudeen Mohammed and Minister of State for Defence, Erelu Olusola Obada and other government functionaries.
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