Macron wants Sahel leaders to clarify stance on French military operation in region


France’s President Emmanuel Macron arrives for the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

WATFORD, England (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he wanted a clarification from west African leaders on France’s military operation in the Sahel region.

Macron said at a news conference after a NATO alliance summit that he invited the leaders of Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Chad to come to Pau, western France, on Dec. 16 to discuss the issue.

Reporting by Michel Rose, Writing by Dominique Vidalon, Editing by John Irish

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