He was appointed by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, according to a presidential decree, Xinhua reported.
The Office of the Malian Presidency made the announcement of Keita’s appointment on Thursday. It is the second time that the 72-year old Modibo Keita , a retired teacher has been appointed Prime Minister in Mali.
Keita was named Mali’s state representative for inter-Malian inclusive dialogue in April, 2014. He served as prime minister in 2002 in the government led by the then President Alpha Oumar Konare.