New York, US - The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) on Wednesday reaffirmed support and solidarity with Mali in its efforts to 'expeditiously' restore its national unity and territorial integrity, according to the Secretary-General of the Organization, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu.
PANA reports that the territory is under the control of armed groups.
In a brief statement, made available to PANA in New York, the OIC expressed support for UN Security Council resolution 2085 of 20 December, 2012, which authorized the deployment of an African-led International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA).
It said that, ``the Secretary General welcomed the troop contributions announced by some OIC Member States in the West Africa region’’.
It also appealed to others outside the region to extend all possible forms of assistance to AFISMA for the fulfillment of its mandate in order to preserve the peace and stability of the wider region