Joel Meyer

Mali summons French ambassador following President Macron’s comments

Furious at the words of French President Emmanuel Macron who describes the Malian government as “military domination”, the Malian foreign ministry has summoned the French ambassador to Mali on Tuesday.

The foreign ministry said it had summoned the French ambassador to inform him of the authorities’ indignation and disapproval, news agencies report quoting a statement.

President Macron on Tuesday accused Mali’s military authorities of abandoning their responsibilities

“The minister called on the French authorities to show restraint, avoiding value judgements,” the Mali’s foreign ministry’s said.

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Last month, Mali’s interim Prime Minister, Choguel Maïga, accused France of “abandoning” the nation “mid-flight” after France decided to reduce its troops there by up to half.

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