20 November 2015
The Socialist International is deeply saddened by the barbarous terrorist attack in Bamako early this morning, which has resulted in the death of numerous civilians in a hotel in the capital. Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences are with all those who are suffering and grieving as a result of this cowardly act of terror against innocent people with no chance to defend themselves.
This attack is also an attack against democracy and against the efforts of the government and people of Mali to move the country forward. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is a leader that has made us all proud in our International, for his statesmanship, courage and commitment to securing a way forward for peace, democracy and economic progress for all the people of Mali.
While expressing our solidarity with the President and his government, and full support for our member parties in that country, the RPM and ADEMA-PASJ, we underline once again the need for and importance of a comprehensive, united and decisive response by the international community to terrorism, to bring an end to these crimes which have hit so many innocent people in so many places of the world.