Mali Compact Signing Ceremony
Monday, November 13, 2006 at 4:00 am
U.S. Department of State
Flanked by Senior officials from the United States and the Republic of Mali, representatives of the two nations today signed a $461 million development Compact designed to reduce poverty in the West African nation.
President Amadou Tour of Mali and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice witnessed the ceremony for the Compact which was approved by the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation in October. The Compact was signed by Ambassador John J. Danilovich, CEO of MCC and from Mali, Moctar Ouane, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.