Mali’s prime minister speaks in Russian about partnership with Russia

Prime Minister of Mali’s transitional government, Shogel Kokalla Maiga, said in an interview with RIA Novosti that Russia is a reliable partner, the politician said in Russian because he studied in Russia

Mali's prime minister speaks in Russian about partnership with Russia

“My Russian is not very pure. I left Moscow 31 years ago, but I think Russian speakers understand what I want to say”, –  Maiga told a journalist.

He added that after years without practice he sometimes lacks a vocabulary, but admitted that he expects to be able to practice Russian in the near future.

He called Russia a reliable partner and stressed that there is now “a group of patriots who want to restore Mali’s sovereignty and dignity”.

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