Mali in January called for military support from former colonial power France to stop the advance of Islamic fighters. Control over northern Mai was lost in early 2012 following a coup.
Hague said Monday that he made the trip, the first for a British foreign secretary, to discuss the steps needed to ensure Mali's return to a stable democracy.
"I look forward to discussing the Malian government's plans to implement their road map toward elections and the restoration of full democratic rule," he said in a statement. "A more inclusive political process is critical for longer-term stability in Mali."
The government of Chad said al-Qaida leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar died after a weekend raid on a terrorist base in northeastern Mali, The New York Times reported. Chad is among the African countries supporting multilateral military operations in Mali.
Belmokhtar was the alleged mastermind behind a January attack on a natural gas facility in Algeria. The attack was said to be in response to Algeria's decision to let French forces use its airspace to launch its military intervention in Mali.
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