Norway to Close Its Embassy in Mali by the End of 2023

The Norwegian authorities have announced that the country has decided to close its embassy in Mali’s capital city, Bamako, by the end of this year.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, the decision to close the embassy in Bamako was taken due to security concerns, following the UN Security Council decision to put an end to UN Operation MINUSMA by the end of 2023, reports.

As the Ministry explains, there will be consequences with the ending of the operation. For this reason, it has been decided to close the embassy so none of the staff in Mali faces any concerns related to their safety.

Commenting on the country’s decision, the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Anniken Huitfeldt, said that Norway would follow up its presence in Mali in a different form but did not disclose any further details.

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