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U.S. and Mali Bilateral Relations : Friendship between Citizens and Governments

Mali has long been an important ally to the United States, an alliance that has grown over the years into a strong friendship between governments and people.  Mali has distinguished itself within Africa and the Muslim world as a country committed to democratic progress, economic development, human rights, and tolerance.  These values mirror those of the American people and provide a deep foundation for partnership throughout all levels of our two societies.

Relations between our governments have never been stronger -- a fact exemplified by new levels of development assistance in the area of health and education, our robust military and security cooperation, the 2006 signature of a Millennium Challenge Compact, the establishment of a new and modern Embassy complex, increasing cultural and educational exchange programs, a vibrant Peace Corps presence in country, and the daily achievements accomplished by Malians and Americans who work hand in hand and side by side.