$148.5 Million Agreement Signed Between the United States and Mali

  PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2022 Bamako, Mali – On September 19th Mali’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdoulaye Diop and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Miriam Lutz signed an amendment to the development assistance agreement between the United States and Mali representing new funding in ... Read More»

Statement by Ambassador Dennis B. Hankins

Storming of the United States Capitol January 8, 2021 The United States Congress has completed its Constitutionally mandated count of the Electoral College vote and affirmed the election of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris. They will be sworn into office and a peaceful transfer of power will occur on January 20, 2021. ... Read More»

United States Donates Equipment for Explosive Ordnance Detection and Disposal in Mali

Embassy of the United States in Mali Press Release  Bamako, Mali, September 28, 2019 Bamako – At the September 27 Malian Direction du Génie Militaire’s (DGM) graduation ceremony for six new Specialists in Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) the United States Government (USG) donated anti-mining equipment and supplies to the Malian Military (FAMa).  Ambassador Dennis B. ... Read More»

AFRICOM Commander General Townsend Visits Mali

BAMAKO, Mali – On his first multi-country regional visit to West Africa, General Stephen Townsend, Commander, U.S Africa Command, visited Mali Sept. 16.  The visit provided an important opportunity to meet Malian leadership and discuss the evolving security situation in Mali and the Sahel.  U.S. Ambassador Dennis B. Hankins and a delegation of senior U.S. ... Read More»

Mali Achieves Tier 2 Status in 2019 TIP Report

U.S. Ambassador Dennis. Hankins met with Mali’s Minister of Justice and Human Rights Malick Coulibaly August 29 and congratulated him on Mali’s achievements and advancement to Tier 2 on the recently released 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.  Ambassador Hankins thanked Minister Coulibaly for his partnership and Mali’s unprecedented efforts in the last year to ... Read More»

U.S. Congressional Delegation Visit to Bamako Underscores Importance of Stability in Mali and Sahel 

Embassy of the United States in Mali Press Release   Bamako, Mali, August 28, 2019 A U.S. Congressional delegation led by Representative Mr. Jimmy Panetta visited Mali August 27-28 as part of a multi-stop tour to develop a deeper understanding of the operational environment in the Sahel and international cooperation to counter terrorism and violent ... Read More»

Regional Counternarcotics Trafficking Conference (SPIDER) Bamako, Mali March 12-15

Embassy of the United States in Mali Press Release Bamako, Mali, March 20, 2019 In collaboration with the Government of Mali’s Office of Counternarcotics, the U.S. Embassy and Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement in Mali organized a conference March 12-15, 2019 in Bamako.  The four-day conference on regional drug trafficking  brought together efforts ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Dennis B. Hankins Presents Credentials to President Keïta

 BAMAKO, March 15:  Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Mali Dennis B. Hankins presented his credentials to His Excellency President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta on March 15, 2019.  Ambassador Hankins was nominated by President Trump on August 16, 2018 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 2, 2019. “I ... Read More»

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Mr. Tibor P. Nagy visits Mali

(Bamako)  U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Mr. Tibor P. Nagy visited Mali November 4-6.  Mr. Nagy is the head of the bureau in the U.S. State Department responsible for U.S. policy in Africa, and promoting U.S. goals in support of bilateral relationships throughout Africa, including with Mali.  In this, his first trip ... Read More»

Local Governments Ramping Up Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism

By  Michael Duffin  on July 17, 2018 The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a Department of State partner in advancing global counterterrorism collaboration, just hosted the third annual Strong Cities Network Global Summit in Melbourne, Australia, on July 10-12. Countering violent extremism (CVE) requires a whole-of-society approach that addresses the local dynamics that terrorists exploit for recruitment. While ... Read More»

African Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Networks in the United States

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 12, 2018 Twenty-two women entrepreneurs from 13 African countries arrive in the United States this week to connect with their American counterparts and accelerate the growth of their businesses. The businesswomen in this year’s African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) join a network that has created thousands ... Read More»

Launch of One Health Plateform in Mali

 Embassy of the United States in Mali Press Release No: BAM2018-011 ENG Bamako, Mali, June 28, 2018 Bamako, Mali – On June 21, 2018, the U.S. government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Malian government reinforced their long-standing partnership in the health sector with the launch of the “One Health ... Read More»

Official Statement on the January 25-28 Terrorist Attacks on Civilians and FAMA Troops in Mali

U.S. Embassy Bamako, Mali Official Statement on the January 25-28 Terrorist Attacks on Civilians and FAMA Troops in Mali 29 January 2018 – The United States strongly condemns the barbaric landmine attack that killed twenty six Malian and Burkinabe civilians including women and children on January 25, and the deplorable assaults on Forces Armees Maliennes ... Read More»

Readout of a Meeting between Ambassador Haley and Malian Foreign Minister Tieman Hubert Coulibaly

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2018 Ambassador Nikki Haley met with Malian Foreign Minister Tieman Hubert Coulibaly. They agreed that Mali is at a pivotal moment, and the implementation of the 2015 peace agreement, coupled with successful elections in 2018, is critical ... Read More»

US Ambassador Meets with ICFJ Participants

U.S. Ambassador Paul Folmsbee received three Malian journalists returning from a three-weeklong internship in the United States under the auspices of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). These journalists came to the ambassador to present him with their certificates and discuss their experiences. With the support and guidance of ICFJ, Arkia Toure spent her internship ... Read More»

Ambassador Folmsbee Visits Central Mali to Support Education and Humanitarian Assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             DATE: August 28, 2017 BAMAKO – The United States Ambassador to Mali Paul A. Folmsbee visited the central region of Mopti August 22 – 24, 2017, to review U.S. development and humanitarian activities in this region.  Under threat of violence from extremist elements, many schools have been closed in northern and central ... Read More»

Statement on the Situation in Mali

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 31, 2017 The United States condemns recurring violations of the ceasefire that have occurred in Mali between signatory armed groups to the 2015 Algiers Peace Accord. We urge the parties to end hostilities immediately and to strictly comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law and ... Read More»
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