The United States Welcomes the Liberation of Soumaila Cissé 

US Embassy, Bamako


October 6, 2020

The Embassy of the United States in Bamako extends its best wishes to the family of Soumaila Cisse, now that they are reunited. The Malian nation has long awaited this day and the Malian people have kept Mr. Cisse and his family in their hearts and in their prayers.

His abduction during the election campaign highlighted the sacrifices sometimes endured by those who support democracy. The United States condemns those terrorist groups who seek to prevent Malians from exercising their freedoms.