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MOSCOW, December 18 (Itar-Tass) —— Moscow expects that the formation of the new government of Mali will lead to stabilization in the country, a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
“The new national unity government of the Republic of Mali headed by Prime Minister Cissoko took office on December 15,” said the source. “It is noted with satisfaction in the Mali public and political circles that the new cabinet is better balanced and more representative than the previous one,” it was noted.
“Moscow welcomes the prompt formation of the new Mali government and expects this to promote stabilization, strengthen unity and cohesion in its leadership and, ultimately, achieve the aims of the transition period, including the restoration of territorial integrity of Mali and the holding of presidential and parliamentary elections,” the source in the Russian Foreign Ministry said.