BAMAKO  - The French foreign minister reassured Mali that France was not planning an “overnight” withdrawal of the troops it sent to liberate the west African nation’s north from Al-Qaeda-linked rebels. Laurent Fabius was in Bamako to discuss the pullout scheduled for the end of April with government and military figures including Prime Minister Diango Cissoko, who vowed that deeply-divided Mali was committed to holding July elections. “The international community has its eyes fixed on you. Restoring security is essential but restoring democratic dialogue is also essential. It rests on your shoulders,” Fabius said ahead of talks with interim President Dioncounda Traore.