Mali’s ex-President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, who was ousted in a coup last month, has left the country.
Mr Keïta, 75, flew to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday for medical treatment after suffering a minor stroke, military officials said.
The junta is currently in talks with the opposition and civil society groups about a transition to civilian rule.
It says it will step down in two years, but West African leaders want a quicker transfer of power.
Mr Keïta was overthrown on 18 August following mass protests against his rule over corruption, the mismanagement of the economy and a dispute over legislative elections.
The coup sparked international condemnation, but it was welcomed by many Malians. Mr Keïta was detained by the military, but later freed. (BBC)