Security experts from the West-Africa sub-region have charged the Malian government to fast track national dialogue and reconciliation initiatives in the country.

This formed part of the communiqué at the end of the maiden INTER RECs-RMs Peace and Security Forum: Policy Dialogue on Mali in Accra Ghana.

The call was announced in statement signed by Uwem Thompson of the ERERA-ECOWAS office in Accra.

He said the meeting was part of measures to find lasting solution to the insecurity situation in Mali.

The meeting was organised by the ECOWAS commission as part of an African continental agreement to initiate a platform for consultations among the Regional Economic Communities and Regional Mechanism to formulate and harmonise positions on peace and security.

Thompson said the Mali government has been advised to continue with the security sector reform as well as the disarmament, demobilisation and re-integration process in Mali.