FILE PHOTO: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York, U.S. September 23, 2021. John Minchillo/REUTERS./

PARIS, Nov 9 (Reuters) – French ministers will meet their Russian counterparts in Paris later this week to discuss an array of international issues, including security in Africa’s Sahel region, Iran, Ukraine and Afghanistan, said the French government on Tuesday.

The joint statement from France’s European Affairs ministry, foreign ministry and armed forces ministry added that France would express its concerns at the Nov. 12 meeting over Russia’s activities in the Sahel region.

(Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)

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