A West African court orders suspension of sub-regional sanctions against Mali

The Court of Justice of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) on Thursday ordered the suspension of sanctions taken in January against Mali because of the military’s transgression of their commitment to a return to civilian rule soon.
The Court of Justice of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), seized by the lawyers of the Malian State, ordered “the suspension of execution” of the sanctions decided on January 9 by the heads of state and government of the member countries of this organization.
This decision was handed down on the eve of the summit of another regional organization, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), devoted to Mali.
It is a rare success for the junta in dealing with regional organizations, but adds an unknown to the ongoing diplomatic confrontation.
ECOWAS has invited Colonel Goïta to take part in the summit. But Colonel Maiga will not be able to participate, says a letter from the Malian Foreign Affairs. He expresses however his “availability to interact” with West African leaders by video conference, says the letter sent to ECOWAS.
Mali will send a delegation of four ministers, including the head of diplomacy Abdoulaye Diop.

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