Mali: President Goïta discusses food and energy issues with Vladimir Putin

Mali: President Goïta discusses food and energy issues with Vladimir Putin

Malian interim President, Colonel Assimi Goïta said he held a telephone conversation on Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

During the conversation, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, discussed possibly supplying food, fertilisers and fuel to Mali.

Malian leader, Assimi Goita said on Twitter that they also talked about Russia’s support for Mali’s political transition.

Goita’s junta came to power in a coup two years ago and has sparred repeatedly with neighbouring countries and Western powers over election delays, alleged army abuses and cooperation with Russian mercenaries in its fight against an Islamist insurgency.

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