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Mali undergoes political shift, forms new alliances amid coup

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In a recent turn of events, Mali has found itself grappling with a coup d'état that has not only ousted the French military but also led to a significant shift in its foreign alliances.

Abdoulaye Diop and Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani

In a recent turn of events, Mali has found itself grappling with a coup d'état that has not only ousted the French military but also led to a significant shift in its foreign alliances.

Abdoulaye Diop, Mali's Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with Qatari Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani in Doha on Sunday, highlighting the new developments in the country's diplomatic landscape.

The coup d'état, which took place in Mali, has resulted in a major political upheaval.

The French military presence, which had been a prominent force in the region, has been expelled from the country. This shift has prompted Mali's government to reevaluate its international alliances and seek new partnerships.

One of the notable changes is Mali's decision to align itself with Russia, marking a significant departure from its previous ties with France and Western nations. The move signals Mali's desire for a new geopolitical balance and reflects the changing dynamics in the Sahel region.

During the meeting between Abdoulaye Diop and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, discussions primarily revolved around enhancing cooperation between Mali and Qatar.

This meeting underscores Mali's efforts to forge new relationships with countries outside of its traditional Western allies.

As Mali navigates this period of political uncertainty and realignment, the international community will be closely watching how these changes impact the region's stability and global diplomatic relations.

The consequences of Mali's coup and its evolving alliances are likely to have far-reaching implications on the geopolitical landscape of West Africa.

By Bruno Finel 

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