Brussels, 18/03/2015 EEAS ref 150318_02_en
The death of two Dutch peacekeepers from the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in northern Mali, , extends the long list of those who sacrificed their lives for the return of peace in the country.
On this occasion, I extend my deepest condolences to the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and to the families of the two peacekeepers, who lost their lives in this tragic accident.
The EU underlines the important role played by MINUSMA in consolidating peace, security and stability and reiterates its full support to it in the implementation of its mandate and protection of civilians. It also invites all parties involved in the Algiers process to agree on the proposed peace plan and put an end to the on-going crisis in the country.