Sophie Pétronin back in Mali: “May she stay there!”, Reacts Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

the essential After the announcement of his return to Mali, the government deplored the “irresponsibility” of Sophie Pétronin.

“Let her stay there!” The Minister of Foreign Affairs did not go all the way there. Asked this Sunday 21 November on the decision of the ex-hostage, Sophie Pétronin to return to settle in Mali, Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a ” complete incomprehension “on the set of the Grand Jury RTL-LCI-Le Figaro.

Five months after regaining freedom, Sophie Pétronin, a 76 year-old Franco-Swiss hostage, moved to the Malian capital, Bamako, in March 76. ) To read also: Sophie Pétronin back in Mali: “It was very difficult for my mother”, her son speaks after the controversy

But for the minister, “we cannot, for several months, even years, mobilize the secret services and the military to try to get this woman out of her hostage situation, to bring her back and then for her to leave”

“If she is well in Mali, let her stay there. She says that she is well, so much the better”, he added.

The septuagenarian had indeed expressed on 11 November on the antenna of BFMTV : “I am safe, well guarded, well protected and well fed”.

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