France: financial decision to cancel bilateral defense agreements unjustified

On Tuesday, the French Foreign Ministry deemed the Malian Military Council’s decision to cancel the defense agreements with Paris “unjustified”, stressing that France would continue its military withdrawal “in orderly manner “as expected by August.

“After France informed on May 2 of the unilateral decision of the Malian transitional authorities to cancel these agreements, France considers this decision unjustified and officially denies any violation of the bilateral legal framework that can be attributed to the Barkhane Force,” said the spokesperson. of the French Foreign Ministry in a written notice.

And Paris decided in February to withdraw from Mali in an atmosphere of deteriorating security against the backdrop of tensions between France and the ruling military council, which Westerners accuse of using the services of the Wagner group.

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