EU backs France in Mali action, says french foreign minister

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius said that France is backed by all European Union states for its Mali intervention.

EU ministers met in Brussels earlier on Thursday and agreed to help Mali by preparing government troops to fight Islamist rebels.

“All the European countries brought their solidarity to Mali, and all my colleagues without exception said they were supporting the French action,” Fabius said after meeting with his EU counterparts.

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