Whilst on a visit to Jordan, Foreign Minister Steinmeier made the following statement on 16 May:
The signing of the Peace Agreement in Mali represents a significant step towards resolving the tensions in the north of the country. All those who helped bring about the agreement, above all Algeria, deserve great respect.
I urge all factions who did not take part in today’s signing to respect the peace agreement and sign it without delay.
Mali’s Government and its international partners are now facing the difficult task of implementing the agreement. Germany will continue to do all it can to support Mali in this endeavour