This approach of saying that it is dogmatic, it is February 27 or nothing, I think our partners really need to take a step back to look at the whole situation. That is to say: one, this is the security problem, two, these are the national meetings and the review scheduled for October. Let us try to help Malians find a Malian solution to their problems. This is not a way of saying we are not engaged. President Goïta is fully committed to handing over power to an elected government. But this must be done in a framework that allows even Malians to have their say. Because Malians have a feeling that every time it is the international community or partners outside Mali who give us prescriptions, who give us solutions and often, that do not work.
Abdoulaye Diop, Foreign Minister of Malaysia