December 7, 2022

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Emmanuel Macron will travel to Mali to meet with President Azimi Koita

AA / Paris / Fatih Caracaya

According to the Pan-African newspaper Jeune Afrique, a meeting is scheduled for December 20 between French President Emmanuel Macron and Mali’s change leader, Colonel Azimi Koita.

According to the media site, “This is the first time the two leaders have had the opportunity to speak face to face after several telephone conversations.”

When relations between the two countries are tense, especially after the coup in Mali in 2021, the two presidents explain, “Among other things, the outcome of Operation Burkhen should discuss the arrival or possibility of Russian paramilitary forces in the country. It is time for Mali’s transition.”

In recent months, tensions between Paris and Bamako have escalated to the unilateral end of the anti-terrorist operation “Burgundy” in Sahel, and in the wake of the coup and retaliation, Mali is now triggering a “possibility”. Russian mercenary Wagner “.

According to the RFI, “the French president wants to persuade Azimi Koita not to resort to paramilitary forces to fight terrorism.”

According to RFI, Emmanuel Macron will then travel to Cao to share a Christmas dinner with French soldiers, who is still there.

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