Vendredi, Avril 06, 2012

This is a final appeal

This is a final appeal

Despite the messages that we have sent to all the embassies and consuls in Bamako, expressing the urgent need to evacuate all foreign nationals from the towns and villages of the Azawad before the commencement of hostilities between the MNLA and the Malian army of occupation, we observe with regret that certain foreigners - military personnel in particular - remain in strategic locations in the area.

We request, one last time, all countries to evacuate all their nationals from the Azawad, in order to avoid any regrettable incidents.

We stand ready to cooperate with States and civil society organizations to ensure the security of their citizens.