French Defence Minister Michel Debre flew into Mali on Friday (7 January) for a brief 24-hour visit.
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SV & CU PAN Government officials walk towards aircraft (2 shots)
SV Debre down steps and greeted (3 shots)
MV Debre and Capt. Doukara walk and meet military men (5 shots)
MV Debre meets French Embassy staff.
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Background: French Defence Minister Michel Debre flew into Mali on Friday (7 January) for a brief 24-hour visit. He said he had come to the former French protectorate believing that the two nations could cooperate as equal partners. His stay was to include talks with Mali Head of State Colonel Moussa Traore and Defence Security Minister Captain Kissima Doukara.