Mali condemns coup attempt in CAR

Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian government, in an official statement, has strongly condemned the attempted coup against President Ange Felix Patasse of the Central African Republic.
Expressing its concern about the situation there, Mali denounced the use of "all forms of violence to gain power or to perpetuate oneself in power in Africa.
" The Malian government expressed its solidarity with the "legitimate government" in Bangui and appealed for a cessation of acts of violence.
It urged politicians in the Central African Republic to promote dialogue and show respect for the republican legitimacy.

31 may 2001 19:55:00

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