Visit of Oumar Tatam Ly, Malian Prime Minister, to José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Oumar Tatam Ly, Malian Prime Minister. During the joint press conference the President notably welcomed the progress made by Mali, especially for the successful elections in 2013, which reflected the will of the people of Mali for a return to the rule of law, peace and security. The EU shared this objective and was on the side of Mali and Malian people in the pursuit of this goal.
José Manuel Barroso also congratulated the Prime Minister on the progress made since his appointment to head the government six months before, such as the restoration of the constitutional order, the reform programs and the fight against corruption.