Senior UN official meets Mauritanian president.
Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on Thursday held talks with the special representative of the UN Secretary General for the Sahel, Romano Prodi, with their discussions focusing on the bank and peace and stability in the Sahel.
Prodi said the two men had 'in-depth discussions' adding that Mauritania was willingness to work with the UN and all Sahelian countries, to prepare an action plan with a view to restoring peace, security and stability in the sub-region and facilitating its development.
He stressed the concerns of the international community about the situation in the Sahel, namely the fight against Islamist groups in North Mali.
Mauritania and Mali share a border of over 2,000 kilometres and the war against Jihadists in northern Mali will not be without consequence for Mauritania.