The past week saw the celebration in Bamako of Mali's 11th Independence Anniversary. President Moussa?
The past week saw the celebration in Bamako of Mali's 11th Independence Anniversary. President Moussa Traore personally reviewed the Anniversary parade on Wednesday (22 September). In a speech, later in the day, President Traore announced that Mali's cultural and social spending, over a three-year programma, is expected to total 19.400 million CFA francs (15 million sterling).
Reviewing the past year, President Traore said that many surpasses in foreign policy had been noted. Mali, he said, had relations with all its neighbours based on confidence, friendship and brotherhood.
SYNOPSIS: Thousands were on hand in Bamako this past week for Mali's Eleventh Independent Anniversary celebrations. President Moussa Traore headed a delegation of other high government officials at the parade reviewing stand on Wednesday.
The President was the later announce that Mali had investment programmes of over eighteen-thousand million C-F-A francs, nearly hall of which is already being put to use on various projects.
Spectators at the anniversary parade included many diplomats and other official guests. Taking part in the parade were several tribal groups in traditional dress as well as various contingents from the Mali forces.
In his anniversary address, President Traore said that the government had tried to conciliate short-term objectives of a balanced budget with the long-term aim of economic development. Successes in foreign policy had been noted in the past year, and Mali, he continued, had relations with all its neighbours based on confidence, friendship and brotherhood.