Macron discusses Mali with West African leaders, backs ECOWAS mediation
French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the soldiers’ mutiny in Mali on Tuesday with his Malian counterpart and other West African leaders, expressing his support for mediation efforts by the ECOWAS regional bloc, the presidency in Paris said.
Macron discussed the unfolding situation with President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and the leaders of Niger, Ivory Coast and Senegal, and “condemned the attempted mutiny under way,” the Elysee Palace said in a statement.
The French presidency did not say precisely when Macron’s talks with African leaders took place. Mutineering soldiers in Mali have said they detained Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse.
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