Mali international donors contributed $ 455 million for military action

On Tuesday, the Mali international donors pledged U.S. $ 455.5 million to support the military operation against the militants, which is deployed in the West African country, media reported referring to the African Union Commissioner for peace and security Ramtane Lamamara.

"I am pleased to report that the total amount of donations reached 455.5 million dollars," – said Lamamara after the meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, RIA "Novosti" with reference to the Agence France Presse.

According to the newspaper VIEW, before the African Union said that the Government of Mali will receive $ 50 million in aid in the fight against Islamist militants.

This amount is announced at the end of the two-day summit of African Heads of State, held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Tuesday in this city to host international conference of donor countries. Participants hope to collect a few hundred million dollars.

On Sunday, the European Union also pledged that coalition forces will allocate more than $ 65 million. On Monday the allocation of Mali a loan of 18.4 million dollars, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The situation in Mali escalated in recent weeks, militants began to attack the positions of government troops in the central part of the country.

To help government troops in Mali January 10 French soldiers arrived. The next day, the Malian authorities have declared a state of emergency throughout the country and a general mobilization.

French helicopter gunships and fighter "Mirage-2000" and "Rafale" strike at training camps, convoys and warehouses militants.

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