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AFRICOM Commander Meets with Malian President, Senior Defense Officials
Defense, security cooperation focus of meeting with Mali leaders
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command and Malian President Ibrahim Keita shake hands during a meeting Jan. 23, 2018 in Bamako, Mali. (U.S. AFRICOM photo by Nate Herring/Released)
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Photo 1 of 4: U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command and Malian President Ibrahim Keita shake hands during a meeting Jan. 23, 2018 in Bamako, Mali. (U.S. AFRICOM photo by Nate Herring/Released) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command and Malian President Ibrahim Keita shake hands during a meeting Jan. 23, 2018 in Bamako, Mali. (U.S. AFRICOM photo by Nate Herring/Released)
4 photos: AFRICOM Commander Meets with Malian President, Senior Defense Officials
Photo 2 of 4: U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command and Malian President Ibrahim Keita shake hands during a meeting Jan. 23, 2018 in Bamako, Mali. (U.S. AFRICOM photo by Nate Herring/Released) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command meets with Malian President Ibrahim Keita Jan. 23, 2018 in Bamako, Mali. The leaders discussed defense and security cooperation as common goals. (U.S. AFRICOM photo by Nate Herring/Released)
4 photos: AFRICOM Commander Meets with Malian President, Senior Defense Officials
Photo 3 of 4: U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command meets with Malian President Ibrahim Keita Jan. 23, 2018 in Bamako, Mali. The leaders discussed defense and security cooperation as common goals. (U.S. AFRICOM photo by Nate Herring/Released) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, left, meets with Belgian Brig. Gen. Bart Laurent, commander, European Union Training Mission in Mali Jan 23, 2018 in Bamako, Mali. (U.S. AFRICOM photo by Nate Herring/Released)
4 photos: AFRICOM Commander Meets with Malian President, Senior Defense Officials
Photo 4 of 4: U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, left, meets with Belgian Brig. Gen. Bart Laurent, commander, European Union Training Mission in Mali Jan 23, 2018 in Bamako, Mali. (U.S. AFRICOM photo by Nate Herring/Released) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command and Malian President Ibrahim Keita shake hands during a meeting Jan. 23, 2018 in Bamako, Mali. (U.S. AFRICOM photo by Nate Herring/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command and Malian President Ibrahim Keita shake hands during a meeting Jan. 23, 2018 in Bamako, Mali. (U.S. AFRICOM photo by Nate Herring/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command meets with Malian President Ibrahim Keita Jan. 23, 2018 in Bamako, Mali. The leaders discussed defense and security cooperation as common goals. (U.S. AFRICOM photo by Nate Herring/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, left, meets with Belgian Brig. Gen. Bart Laurent, commander, European Union Training Mission in Mali Jan 23, 2018 in Bamako, Mali. (U.S. AFRICOM photo by Nate Herring/Released)

BAMAKO, Mali – U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command met with Malian President Ibrahim Keita and senior Malian defense officials during a visit to the country Jan. 23, 2018.

They discussed defense and security cooperation between the two countries and Waldhauser reiterated the U.S. Department of Defense’s continued support to the Malian government.

During the visit, Waldhauser also met with U.S. Ambassador to Mali Paul Fomsbee and officials from the European Union Training Mission in Mali and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

Waldhauser’s last visit to the country was in December 2016.

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