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PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 27: French President Emmanuel Macron (L) welcomes Interim Malian President Bah N'daw prior to a working lunch at the Elysee Presidential Palace on January 27, 2021 in Paris, France. The G5 Sahel summit will take place in three weeks in N’Djamena. To prepare for this meeting, Emmanuel Macron has been receiving his Sahelian counterparts since mid-January. After Idriss Déby last week, it is Bah N’Daw's turn, the transitional president of Mali is received this Wednesday at the Elysee. This unexpected visit is a strong signal sent by France to the new Malian authorities. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 27: French President Emmanuel Macron (L) welcomes Interim Malian President Bah N'daw prior to a working lunch at the Elysee Presidential Palace on January 27, 2021 in Paris, France. The G5 Sahel summit will take place in three weeks in N’Djamena. To prepare for this meeting, Emmanuel Macron has been receiving his Sahelian counterparts since mid-January. After Idriss Déby last week, it is Bah N’Daw's turn, the transitional president of Mali is received this Wednesday at the Elysee. This unexpected visit is a strong signal sent by France to the new Malian authorities. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)