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Mali-Securite / Denmark (Lead 1, Photo): Lead 1-Mali's requests on "unfounded" Danish troops, says Paris

(Updated with French Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Copenhagen, January 25 (Reuters) - The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs found Tuesday "unfunded" the requests of Mali with regard to Danish troops present on its territory within Takuba, A force led by France to support local security forces in the counter-terrorism control.

The Mali declared himself "astonished", Monday, by the deployment on its territory of a contingent of the Danish special forces within the Takuba European Force. He stated that this deployment had been made without his consent and without taking into account the protocols in place, and he asked Denmark to immediately withdraw his soldiers.

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Paris said Tuesday that he conducted consultations with his partners, while Copenhagen assured that Danish troops deployed in Mali were present in the country on the basis of a "Claire Invitation".

Speaking to Brussels, the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, J. Kofod, said Danish troops had been invited, "like all stakeholders in this operation."

According to his ministry, who says to be in close contact with Bamako, these statements by the Malian Transitional Government create a "considerable uncertainty".

In a statement broadcast on Monday on its site, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed the sending of about 90 soldiers, including members of the special forces and surgeons, within Takuba.

This force, which brings together 14 European countries, has the mission of advisor, to attend and accompany the fight of the units of the Malian army in the fight against the Islamist armed groups in the area of ​​the three borders (Mali, Niger , Burkina Faso). (Reporting Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen in Copenhagen, Tiemoko Diallo in Bamako, John Irish in Paris; French version Jean-Stéphane Brush and Jean Terzian, edited by Blandine Hénault and Sophie Louet)

Mali. Denmark will remove its troops after a new request from the Junte .
© Forsvaret a Danish Hercules C-130 aircraft upon arrival of the material of the Danish Takuba component. Denmark announced this Thursday, January 27th withdrawing his troops in Mali, in accordance with the requests supported by the military junta in power. It's not a deployment; It's a raid (Express, even)! The Danish contribution of 90 soldiers to TF Takuba will be withdrawn from the country, according to the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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