Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé, who is mediating in the case of 46 Ivorian soldiers suspected of being “mercenaries” and detained in Mali since July, arrived in Bamako on Wednesday, a diplomatic official and an airport source.
“President Faure has just reached Bamako for a stop of a few hours. He was greeted by President Assimi Goïta,” Abdoulaye Cissé, diplomatic advisor to the Malian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told AFP.
“The two leaders of state, after a first meeting at the airport, carried the road to Koulouba” where the base of the Malian presidency is located, “for two working sessions, including one behind closed doors between the two presidents,” he continued.
“The Togolese president has just reached Bamako. He was greeted by the president of the transition”, also confirmed AFP an airport source.
The visit of the Togolese leader of state was also approved by AFP by two officials. No other news was given on their agenda and the causes for this visit.