The confirmation of the timetable comes hours after four French soldiers were killed and five others wounded.The Taliban said one of their suicide bombers carried out the attack on a Nato convoy in Kapisa province.
Withdrawing French troops by the end of 2012 had been one of Mr Hollande's election pledges.
The date means that French forces will leave the country two years before the main Nato pullout.
Violence has risen across the country in recent weeks, with the Taliban targeting both the Afghan forces and the 130,000 foreign troops remaining in the country.
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Now thats how you pull out America. Take some notes.