Agence France-PresseMarch 12, 2013 17:00
The United Nations is likely to vote next month on a peacekeeping force for Mali, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Tuesday.
"We will move from the current framework... to a new diplomatic set-up, a peacekeeping operation which would probably be voted in April and implemented two months later," he told the National Assembly's foreign affairs committee.
He said the UN force could comprise up to 10,000 troops.
Fabius said the operation "will be overseen by the UN and be funded by the UN, something which will obviously have a number of consequences for us".