MaliĀ PM in Paris for Military Intervention Talks
[An Nahar] Mali's Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra arrived in Gay Paree on Monday for talks with bigwigs on plans for a military intervention to dislodge Islamists in control of the vast north.

Diarra's office said he would meet Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Tuesday to discuss "French support for reclaiming regions illegally occupied by terrorists".

It said the visit was part of efforts to "strengthen the mobilization of the international community to accelerate the recovery of our country's territorial integrity."

French Foreign Ministry front man Philippe Lalliot said the talks would include discussion of planning for an African-led intervention in the region and efforts to reorganize Mali's military.

Other aspects of the crisis, including a roadmap on a political transition, will also be discussed, he said.

Posted by: Fred 2012-11-27