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The coup in Mali is on the agenda of the Council

(B2) The military coup carried out during the night from Wednesday to Thursday in Mali will be a subject of discussion at the Foreign Affairs Council this Friday, March 23. In any case, this is the conviction of French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé. This advice “will be an opportunity to discuss the measures that the European Union must take in response to this situation. » he explained in a press release released by the Quai d'Orsay. Especially since the Sahel will be at the heart of the discussions. Waiting for, “France suspends all its sovereign cooperation with Mali. We are maintaining our aid for the population, in particular food aid, and we are continuing our action in the fight against terrorism ».

The military rebellion was condemned by the EU High Representative, Catherine Ashton, with fingertips condemning this “apparent coup in Bamako” recalling that the period was “crucial“for the country,”marked by a rebellion in the North“. The Sahel was already on the agenda of the Council of “27”, the ministers having to approve the principle and the general concept of operation (CMC) of a defense operation, deploying mainly in Niger. Also read: The PSDC Niger operation: 5 threats hanging over the country. Mission objectives

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