French Russian Presidents meet in Moscow

Thursday 28th February, 2013

Hollande thanks Moscow for Mali, Afghanistan support. French President Francois Hollande thanked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Thursday for Russia‚Äôs support for the military operation in Mali and assistance in the withdrawal of French troops from Afghanistan. “From day one you supported our military action in Mali. You understood the importance of the international component in the fight against terrorism,” he said during a meeting with Putin in Moscow. “I know that Russia will assist in the transformation of this mission into a peacekeeping mission in the coming weeks…

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