France will hold discussions with its African partners on the format of its military support and on the current missions of French military bases in the Sahel and West Africa.
In February, Macron announced that France's withdrawal of troops from Mali would take four to six months. Between 2,500 and 3,000 French soldiers were in the African country.
He emphasized the important roles played by France and by Europe in the fight against terrorism in Africa. France "will continue this fight with neighboring countries of the Sahel region such as the Gulf of Guinea and Niger," he said.