Canada Applauds Malian People on Conclusion of Presidential Elections

August 13, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada welcomes the conclusion of the presidential elections in Mali, and applauds the peaceful way in which they were conducted. Canada was proud to support a monitoring mission to observe these elections.

“Mali has made much progress since the March 2012 coup d’état and the substantial security challenges that followed. Holding peaceful elections demonstrates that the Malian people are committed to democratic values.

“As a matter of course, Canada will review all aspects of its relationship with the Government of Mali.

“Canada stands with the people of Mali as they move forward to strengthen democratic governance, the rule of law and the protections of human right for all Malians.”

For further information, please see the following news releases:

August 2, 2013: Canada Welcomes Results of First Round of Presidential Elections in Mali

May 15, 2013: Parliamentary Secretary Lois Brown at a High-Level Mali Donors' Conference

May 15, 2013: Canada Remains Committed to the Development of Mali

January 30, 2013: Minister Fantino Participates in International Discussions on Mali and Syria

January 29, 2013: Canada Continues Support of International Efforts in Mali

January 29, 2013: Baird Welcomes Adoption of Road Map by Malian Assembly

January 14, 2013: Statement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Providing Logistical Support to Mali

January 14, 2013: Minister MacKay in Trenton for the Departure of the Canadian Armed Forces CC-177 Aircraft

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