McCully comes clean over Mali al Qaeda talks with Hague

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has revealed to NBR ONLINE how he discussed an al Qaeda-backed uprising in Mali with British Foreign Secretary William Hague during bilateral talks in Auckland this week.

No mention of Mali was made in official statements about the talks, which among other things addressed “critical foreign policy issues” in Iran, Syria, the Middle East, Afghanistan, Fiji and Myanmar.

Mr McCully’s admission that Mali was also on the agenda was prompted only by questions from NBR ONLINE.


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