Visit of Kristalina Georgieva to Mali: 08/12/2012
End production: 08/12/2012 First transmission: 09/12/2012
On 8 December 2012, Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, paid a visit to Dioncounda Traoré, President ad interim of Mali, and Cheick Modibo Diarra, Malian Acting Prime Minister, in Bamako. She also paid a visit to a Malian refugee family.
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||Exterior view of the Presidential Palace in Bamako
||Handshake between Kristalina Georgieva, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, and Dioncounda Traoré, President ad interim of Mali
||Round table with Kristalina Georgieva and Dioncounda Traoré (4 shots)
||Arrival of Kristalina Georgieva at the Residence of the Prime Minister in Bamako
||Arrival of Cheick Modibo Diarra, Malian Acting Prime Minister, and handshake with Kristalina Georgieva
||Round table with Kristalina Georgieva and Cheick Modibo Diarra (6 shots)
||Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): There is clearly a need for increasing funding for people displaced inside Mali like the family behind me, and for refugees in neighbouring countries – we are increasing our allocation for the Mali crisis from 19 to 40 million Euros, and this money will be made available as early as next week; So we can start providing assistance to those most affected by the conflict.
||Cutaway of people in the street
||Cutaway of the ECHO logo
||Soundbite by Kristalina Georgieva (in ENGLISH): There is a strong desire in the government for a negotiated peace with the Malians – the groups who will be open to these negotiations but also concern that the most militant groups would never sit on the negotiation table, therefore the military option to fight those that are most dangerous to the stability of the country is something that they are looking at seriously.