Intl organisations meet on Mali future

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Brussels - Representatives of international organisations and about 45 countries will meet on Tuesday in Brussels to co-ordinate efforts to stabilise the West African nation of Mali, according to European Union officials.

Topics will include assessing the progress of deploying African troops to Mali, where French forces, with Malian military help, are trying to wresting control of the country's vast northern part from jihadists.

The conference will also discuss the humanitarian situation, ways to stabilize newly retaken cities such as Gao and Timbuktu, how to support Mali's return to constitutional rule, and ways to help bring together the country's disparate ethnic, religious and political groups.

The European Union will host the meeting, which will be co-chaired by the UN, the African Union, and the Economic Community of West African States. Malian officials will also participate, as will representatives of the World Bank, other countries in the region and a number of EU countries.

In addition, another meeting will take place on Tuesday - the second meeting to set up a 500-person EU mission to train the Malian military, in the hope that it will be eventually be capable of holding the retaken territory.

At the first such meeting last week, 17 countries announced firm commitments to the mission.

But a senior EU official said it will take some time before Mali is able to stand on its own. He said there will be a need for continuing international military support until the necessary political changes are achieved.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of EU rules.

- AP
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