Mali - Kidnapping of our compatriot Sophie Pétronin (December 24, 2016)

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The French authorities confirm that our compatriot Sophie Pétronin, who runs a nongovernmental organization that helps children suffering from malnutrition, was abducted on December 24 in Gao, Mali.

We are working actively with the Malian authorities to find and release our compatriot as quickly as possible. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development is in touch with her family.