UN Security Council renews Mali sanctions
The UN Security Council on Tuesday renewed the travel ban and asset freeze imposed on individuals and entities obstructing implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, until Aug. 31, 2023.
Unanimously adopting resolution 2649, the 15-member council also extended until Sept. 30, 2023 the mandate of the Panel of Experts monitoring implementation of the sanctions, as well as the request encouraging the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali to assist the panel.
"The situation in Mali continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region," the council said in the resolution.
The council requested the Panel of Experts to provide a midterm report no later than Feb. 28, 2023, a final report no later than Aug. 15, 2023 and periodic updates in between.