Colonel Mamady Doumbouya arrived in Bamako, the Malian capital, on Wednesday to attend the celebration of the 62nd anniversary of the West African country’s independence.
Doumbouya, who is leading a transition in Guinea, was welcomed at the airport by his Malian counterpart, Colonel Assimi Goïta.
“I am in Bamako alongside my brother, President Assimi GOÏTA, to celebrate Mali’s independence and support the Malian people, who are a brotherly people,” said the Guinean leader.
“Guinea and Mali are two lungs in one body. For me, it’s important to be in Bamako to celebrate Mali’s independence with my Malian brothers,” he added.
Ties between the two nations have been strengthened under the two leaders who came to power last year following coups. Mali celebrates this Thursday the 62nd anniversary of its independence.
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