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France To Reduce Troop Total, Provide Loan

April 19 2012


France and Senegal have formalized a new defense agreement.

The new president of Senegal signed both defense and aid agreements on Wednesday, reports Agence France-Presse.

President Macky Sall met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris and both signed the documents.

The defense deal confirmed a previous agreement with former President Abdoulaye Wade to reduce the presence of French troops in Dakar from 1,200 to 300 soldiers, said officials.

France also agreed to...

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