Dioncounda Traore


French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Mali's President... News PhotoBamako,Defense Minister,Dioncounda Traore,Diplomacy,French Culture,Horizontal,Jean-Yves Le Drian,Leaving,Mali,Meeting,Palace,PoliticsPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrench Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (R) and Mali's President Dioncounda Traore (L) leave after a meeting on April 25, 2013 at the presidential palace in Bamako. Le Drian arrived in the Malian capital on the first leg of a tour of several countries to prepare for a post-war Mali. Mali called on France's help in January to halt an Islamist advance on Bamako and French and African troops have since pushed the Al-Qaeda-linked militants into desert and mountain hideouts, from where they are staging guerrilla attacks. AFP PHOTO MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)