The future of G5 Sahel


Mali received delegations from Chad and Mauritania on May 19, 2022 as part of regional efforts to persuade Bamako to reverse its decision to withdraw from the G5 Sahel. This casts a shadow over the future of the Five-Group bloc and its effects on the security and stability of the Sahel region during the coming period.

Developments in the Current Context

Mohamed Idriss Deby, President of Chad and the rotating president of the G5 Sahel, called for an extraordinary conference of the leaders of G5 Sahel countries in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, to discuss the latest developments related to Mali's withdrawal from the bloc. Deby Jr. expressed his concern about the decision of the transitional authorities in Mali and the lack of consultation before making this decision.

 The presence of the Chadian envoy - the Minister of Communication and the spokesperson for the Chadian government - in the Malian capital Bamako coincided with the presence of the Mauritanian Foreign Minister, Mohamed Salem Ould Merzouk, as part of regional efforts to persuade the Malian transitional authorities to review the decision to withdraw from the bloc. It coincides also with the presence of the Malian Foreign Minister on a five-day visit to Moscow.

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