Francois Hollande said France stands in solidarity with Mali as the hotel siege rages on.
The French president said he was in “constant contact” with Malian authorities.
He advised any French nationals to seek assistance from the local embassy in Mali so “everything can be done to protect them”.
“Once again, terrorists want to make their barbaric presence felt everywhere, where they can kill, where they can massacre.
“So we should, once again, show our solidarity with our ally Mali,” Hollande added.
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