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French President Macron to travel to Africa on Friday - source
May 16, 2017 / 2:19 PM / 5 months ago

French President Macron to travel to Africa on Friday - source

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron will visit French troops in Africa on Friday, a source close to the new leader said on Tuesday.

French President Emmanuel Macron reacts after a meeting with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission at the Elysee Place in Paris, France May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Aides have said he is expected to go to Mali where about 1,000 soldiers are based as part of Paris’ West African counter-terrorism force.

The source added that the new French government’s first cabinet meeting would take place on Thursday.

Reporting by Jean-Baptiste Vey; writing by John Irish; Editing by Adrian Croft

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