Statement on the Situation in Mali

Our deepest condolences to the victims of yesterday’s Brutal attack in Mali. Among the 27 victims were Assane Sall from Senegal and Anita Ashok Datar, an American and former Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, who was in Mali working with a program to help women in poverty. ‎

Our prayers are with their friends and families today. This tragedy, as well as the other senseless acts of violence we witnessed this week be it in Paris, Beirut, Burundi, or Nigeria, must strengthen our collective resolve to work towards a more peaceful, more secure world.