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Mali officials, Tuaregs talks 'positive'

2012-04-16 14:02

Nouakchott - A leader of the Tuareg rebel group that has declared an independent state in northern Mali said on Monday that a first official meeting between the rebels and Malian authorities had gone well.

"We've had official contact with the Malian delegation that we can describe as positive," Hamma Ag Mahmoud, a member of the Azawad National Liberation Movement's political branch, told AFP after the meeting late on Sunday in Mauritanian capital Nouakchott.