But the question remains — will France support the putschist leader if he names a civilian prime minister?
Interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane were arrested and taken to a military base outside the capital before they resigned in detention, triggering a crisis in the West African country.
The appointment of a civilian prime minister was a major condition imposed by the West African regional economic bloc on Mali to lift sanctions that were imposed after an August 18 coup.
The charter ratified by participants in the talks says the interim president can be a civilian or a soldier.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was released from detention, 10 days after mutinying soldiers unseated him from power. Meanwhile, sources say his son has fled to a "neighbouring country."
The August 18 coup triggered shockwaves among Mali's neighbours, fearing that one of the region's most volatile countries would spiral into chaos.
In an aim to restore order after the military coup in Bamako, West African envoys are holding talks with Mali's military junta to try to push for a speedy return to civilian rule.
Delegates from West Africa's regional bloc are holding talks aimed at an early return to civilian rule after a military coup in troubled nation deposed Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
Mahmoud Dicko, a Muslim cleric who electrified protesters during anti-Keita demonstrations in recent weeks that drew tens of thousands of people, will quit politics, his spokesperson says.
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