The last soldiers belonging to France's Barkhane operation in Mali left the African country after nearly a decade, following President Macron's decision to pull out.
Mali's government demands the French president "understand that no one can love Mali better than Malians" after Macron urged Bamako to build a framework that allows an effective fight against terrorists.
It will take 24 months from March 2022 for the West African country to transition to democratic rule after an August 2020 coup, says the interim government.
Malian authorities said columns of armed insurgents on motorbikes had pinned down the army unit, but the troops killed more than 50 militants despite losing eight of their own.
The demand from Mali's ruling junta comes a day after French President Macron announced the troop withdrawal from the west African country, saying it would take four to six months.
The four-day "National Conference on Reform" follows transitional president Colonel Assimi Goita's pledge that the West African country would return to civilian rule in February 2022.
Bamako and Moscow are only involved in a state-to-state partnership and Russia is only supporting the country's national defence and security forces, Mali says.
The attack took place on the two-time coup leader in Bamako during prayers for the Muslim festival of Eid al Adha.
Interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane were arrested and taken to a military base outside the capital before they resigned in detention, triggering a crisis in the West African country.
The move was lead by military officers who not only detained the president and prime minister but also arrested the defence minister of the country's interim government following a controversial cabinet reshuffle.
Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu calls for democratic elections "as soon as possible" in the West African country during his meeting with army leaders and UN officials in Bamako.
In an aim to restore order after the military coup in Bamako, West African envoys are holding talks with Mali's military junta to try to push for a speedy return to civilian rule.
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