1. As part of the implementation of the decisions of the Extraordinary Summit on the socio-political situation in Mali held in Accra, Ghana on 30th May 2021, and in conformity with the ECOWAS Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance, a high-level mission led by H.E. Goodluck Ebele JONATHAN, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, ECOWAS Special Envoy and Mediator to Mali, visited Mali from 8th to 9th June 2021.
2. The objective of this mission was to hold consultations with the transition authorities to better understand the strategies they plan to develop in order to prioritize the activities that will make it possible to achieve the objectives set for the transition within the timeframe defined by ECOWAS, including the organization of transparent, free and democratic presidential and legislative elections accepted by all political actors.
3. The delegation accompanying the ECOWAS Mediator H.E. Goodluck Ebele JONATHAN was composed of H.E. Jean-Claude Kassi BROU, President of the ECOWAS Commission, H.E. Napoleon ABDULAI, Ambassador-designate of Ghana to the Republic of Mali, representing the Chair of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers, General Francis A. BEHANZIN, ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, H.E. El Ghassim WANE, Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Mali, Head of the Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Mr. Fulgence ZENETH, Acting Head of the AU MISAHEL, Professor Hamidou BOLY, Resident Representative of the President of the ECOWAS Commission in Mali, and H.E. Chikézie NWACHUKWU, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Mali.
4. The ECOWAS Mission paid a courtesy call on the President of the Transition, Colonel Assimi GOITA, and on Mr. Choguel MAIGA, the new Prime Minister of the Transition. It also held consultations with members of the Local Monitoring Committee and members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Mali.