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Mali's PM says talks with rebels 'inevitable'

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-11-18

Calling the indigenous rebel groups fighting in the north of the country his “compatriots", Malian Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra said Sunday that talks with the radical Islamist movement Ansar Dine and the Tuareg MNLA were "inevitable."

Malian Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra said Sunday that "dialogue is inevitable" with two northern rebel groups, the Islamist Ansar Dine and the Tuareg MNLA, because they are both indigenous movements.

"Dialogue is inevitable. People who make up the Azawad National Liberation Movement (MNLA) or Ansar Dine are our compatriots," Diarra said after talks with chief west African regional mediator Blaise Compaore.

Two other groups who have shared control of the desert north of Mali since the month after a coup in March are Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), both comprised mainly of foreigners.

(AFP)

 

Date created : 2012-11-18

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