Vice President Biden: United States Supports French Military Action in Mali

by Colonel on February 4, 2013

“In Paris, US Vice-President Joe Biden backed plans for an African-led force and eventual UN operation in Mali.

Speaking alongside French President Francois Hollande, who visited Mali at the weekend, Mr Biden said they had agreed that African troops should take over from French forces “as quickly as reasonably possible”, before the UN assumes overall command.

” — Copyright 2013 BBC

“In Paris, US Vice-President Joe Biden backed plans for an African-led force and eventual UN operation in Mali.

Speaking alongside French President Francois Hollande, who visited Mali at the weekend, Mr Biden said they had agreed that African troops should take over from French forces “as quickly as reasonably possible”, before the UN assumes overall command.

Efforts must then be made “as quickly as is prudent [to] transition that mission to the United Nations,” Mr Biden said.

” — Copyright 2013 BBC

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