MINUSMA personnel distribute COVID-19 prevention kits in Gao, Mali (UN Photo)
New York (UNA-OIC) – The United Nations continues to monitor the ongoing situation in Mali, where soldiers arrested the President and several members of his cabinet in a military coup on Tuesday.
UN Secretary General António Guterres continues to follow the developments “very closely and with deep concern”, his spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric, told journalists on Wednesday.
Guterres had earlier condemned the mutiny, while calling for constitutional order and the rule of law to be immediately restored in the West African country.
The Security Council held a closed-door meeting on Wednesday where the head of UN peacekeeping, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, briefed the 15-member body about the latest developments in Mali.
Like the UN chief, the Council members have strongly condemned the mutiny and underlined “the urgent need to restore rule of law and to move towards the return to constitutional order”, according to a statement issued on Wednesday.