Mali‘s new military leaders have agreed to establish an 18-month transition government until an election can take place, following last month’s coup.
Spokesperson Moussa Camara said the interim government would either be led by a military officer or a civilian.
The pledge came after three days of talks with the opposition and civil society groups on a timeline for Mali’s return to civilian rule. Ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta fled the country last week.
The 75-year-old former leader flew to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 5 September for medical treatment, after suffering a minor stroke, Mali’s new military leaders confirmed.