Mali Compact Signing Ceremony

Monday, November 13, 2006 from 3:00 am to 3:00 am

Event Transcript

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.


U.S. Department of State

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Mali Compact

The Mali Compact serves as a catalyst for sustainable economic growth through investments that capitalize on two of Malis major assets: the Bamako Senou Airport, a regional gateway for trade, and the Niger River, with its potential for agricultural production.