New French President Emmanuel Macron has held a special security meeting to examine measures protecting the country from terror threats and cyber attacks.

Macron’s office says that the meeting, attended by the country’s most senior military and security officials, focused on the operations of French armed forces abroad —mostly in Africa’s Sahel region, Iraq and Syria.

Macron will make a visit on Friday to a French military base in Mali, a country where multiple extremist groups pose a growing danger to the region.

The special security meeting lasted 1 ½ hours and no additional details have emerged about what was discussed. The new defense and foreign ministers were present at the meeting.

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