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U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Statement Regarding the Military Coup in Mali

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights made the following statement regarding the military coup in Mali.

"I am deeply concerned by the recent violence and seizure of power in Mali, and am saddened that this situation is threatening the country's traditions of democracy. The United States government supports the citizens of Mali and their recent lawful election of President Amadou Toumani Touré.

"I am encouraged by the strong statements issued by the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States, and urge that the United States government support their efforts to resolve this crisis."


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