French President Francois Hollande to visit Mali

Friday 01 February 2013 12.08
Francois Hollande will be accompanied by several ministers
Francois Hollande will be accompanied by several ministers

French President Francois Hollande will visit Mali tomorrow.

Mr Hollande will be accompanied by his ministers for defence, foreign affairs and development, his office said.

France's Liberation newspaper reported earlier that Mr Hollande would travel to Mali tonight.

He sent French troops to repel an advance by Islamist rebels in the West African former colony.

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