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The United Nations (UN) Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali for another year, till June 30, 2021.

Resolution 2531, which won the unanimous support of the 15 members of the Security Council, decides that the mission, known by its French acronym MINUSMA, shall continue to comprise up to 13,289 military personnel and 1,920 police personnel.

It authorizes MINUSMA to use all necessary means to carry out its mandate.

The resolution decides that the primary strategic priority of MINUSMA remains to support the implementation of the 2015 Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali.

It further decides that the mission’s second strategic priority is to facilitate the implementation by Malian actors of the stabilization strategy for Central Mali, with a view to protect civilians, reduce intercommunal violence, and re-establish state authority, state presence and basic social services in the region.

MINUSMA was established by the Security Council in 2013 to support political processes in Mali and carry out a number of security-related tasks.

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