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Hollande says Mali's sovereignty will be restored within ‘few days’

Hollande says Mali's sovereignty will be restored within ‘few days’

PanARMENIAN.Net - French President Francois Hollande said Mali's sovereignty over almost all of its territory would be restored within "a few days", according the Telegraph.

"In the last phase where we are, almost the entire territory will return to Mali's sovereignty in a few days," Hollande said during a dinner with representatives of the Jewish community in France.

"Our intervention allowed us to obtain major results within two months: the offensive by terrorist groups was stopped (and) the towns were recaptured," Hollande said.

Hollande spoke shortly after his Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told parliament that French troops would begin pulling out of troubled Mali "from the end of April".

Ayrault said a meeting next week between members of France's National Assembly and Senate would assess the involvement of French troops to help flush out Islamist rebels in the west African country "even if our troops will begin coming home from the end of April".

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