Macron and his Malian counterpart discussed the fight against armed groups in the West African country.
President Emmanuel Macron visited French troops fighting armed groups in the West African country of Mali on Friday, during his first official visit outside Europe.
At the end of his first week in office, Macron flew into Gao, a city in Mali’s north, where political unrest and ethnic strife have raged for more than five years.
He was met by Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita with whom he held talks on the fight against “terrorism”.
He also met some of the 1,600 French soldiers stationed there, on the largest French military base outside of France.
Macron called on the Malian government to implement the 2015 peace deal, which has repeatedly faltered in the face