Unlike in neighbouring Mali, relations between Paris and Conakry haven't particularly suffered from the coup. The interim president Mamadi Doumbouya has now asked for French support to secure the Mali-Guinean border, and although Paris is inclined to help, it remains concerned about the human rights situation in the country.
Ever since the demise of Operation Barkhane was announced, French diplomats and military brass have been pondering their country's next steps in the region. A strategy paper is being prepared for Emmanuel Macron.
The withdrawal of French Barkhane troops from Mali and the dismantling of its military hospital in Gao means that MINUSMA will have to reorganise medical logistics for its peacekeepers.
In parallel with the withdrawal from Mali, the French army will strengthen the role the Eléments Français au Sénégal's 400 soldiers, whose current boss, General Michel Delpit, will leave his post in the middle of this year.
In the runup to its 30th anniversary, the special operations command is facing an unprecedented level of intervention. General Michel Delpit, who is set to take over from Bertrand Toujouse as its head, will have to face several challenges.