Another illusion. In fact, the best way to create more future terrorists. Just get out of Africa and let local people decide for their future! Every rightful ethnic pro-independence movement will now be attacked under the disguise of “fighting terrorism”. By the way, the Nazis also called the French resistance “terrorists”.
Emmanuel Macron has said France will be “uncompromising” in the fight against “Islamist terrorists” in Mali, during a short visit to the country.
France’s new president also reaffirmed his commitment to helping the West African country, where French soldiers have been facing extremists since 2013.
Mr Macron said he hoped to strengthen ties with Germany to boost security in the area, according to Reuters.
This trip is Mr Macron’s second foreign visit since his inauguration on Sunday.
He has already visited German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
Mr Macron arrived in Gao, in the north of the former French colony, just before 10:00 GMT (11:00 BST) on Friday.
He was met by Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, to discuss the threat of terrorism in the country.
As expected, he vowed to continue his predecessor’s policy regarding France’s military presence in West Africa.
“France is determined to stay by your side completely, and without fail,” he said, according to French broadcaster LCI [in French].