We must keep the lamp of hope on by praying and working for peace, social dialogue for a Mali soothed on all fronts,” these were the words of the new Minister for the Advancement of Women, Children and the Family, Traoré Oumou Touré, during the consultation meeting of Malian Women for Peace and Social Dialogue, which held on Saturday, May 6, in the Benso room of the Grand Hotel.
The opening ceremony was attended by the representative of the Mayor of Commune III, Mrs Djiré Mariame Diallo, representatives of women’s organizations and associations, officials from ministerial departments and a strong presence of women.
This women’s dialogue meeting focused on two themes: “How can women in Mali contribute to the promotion of the Algeria Peace and Reconciliation Agreement” and “How Women Can Contribute to the Promotion of Social Dialogue and Calming of Social Tensions.”
The representative of the mayor of Commune III, Djiré Mariam Diallo, in her welcome, thanked the new minister for all the services rendered to the women of Mali at the time she was head of the CAFO. For Ms Djiré, exchanging on these subjects especially for women, is the departure for a true but also lasting peace for Mali.
In her opening address, the Minister for the Advancement of Women, Children and the Family, Traoré Oumou Touré, conveyed the President Ibrahim Boubacarr Keita’ss message of support for women and his will to ensure that all women have a place of choice in society. She also recalled that one of the missions entrusted to her by the highest authorities was to bring together the women of Mali to be involved in the implementation of the Agreement for the Final Return of Peace in Mali.
“We must keep the lamp of hope alight by praying and working for peace, social dialogue for a calm Mali on all fronts. This is the dearest wish of the President of the Republic Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta,” she said.
Source: The Challenger