ALGERIA CONDEMNS ATTACK ON UN PEACEKEEPERS IN MALI

ALGIERS, -- Algeria has condemned in "the strongest terms" the attack on Wednesday on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Kidal eastern Mali which claimed the lives of five Chadian blue helmets.

Algerian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abdelaziz Benali Cherif told APS here Thursday: "We condemn in the strongest terms the new terrorist attack that targeted, once again, peacekeepers in Mali, killing five Chadian blue helmets.

"This cowardly ambush will not affect the commitment of all those involved in the national reconciliation process and the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali, to move towards stabilization throughout Mali, and to achieve the objectives of stability, security, prosperity and harmonious co-existence between all the components of the Malian society."

He also offered Algeria's condolences to the families of the victims and to the government of Chad, as well as to the members of MINUSMA, re-assuring them of Algeria's solidarity.

"We reiterate our commitment to working, as the chair of the Monitoring Committee on Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali, to ensure the rapid and effective implementation of all its provisions in order to enable Mali to enter a new stage in building peace and necessary conditions for development and progress," he added.

Source: Name News Network