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Diop’s comments are quoted by the Federal News Agency. The African politician warned other states against interfering in the internal affairs of the official Bamako: the people and government of Mali will independently decide with whom they should be friends and enter into mutually beneficial alliances.
“I believe that Mali is as sovereign country like many others. And we have the right to independently seek strong allies interested in mutual cooperation with us. No one has the right to tell us with whom to conclude agreements and with whom not. This is the business of our republic, ”Diop emphasized.
Earlier, the situation in Mali was commented on by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The head of the diplomatic department said that Moscow would not allow violation of the territorial integrity of the African republic.