01 Aug Regional Coordination Cell (RCC) of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) to the missions in the Sahel region visits EUTM Mali
On 20 June 2017, the EU Council adopted a decision to support the regionalisation of EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions in the Sahel region, namely EUCAP Sahel Mali, EUCAP Sahel Niger and EUTM Mali. The regional coordination cell includes internal security and defence experts in G5 Sahel countries.
In a first phase, the RCC conducts an assessment of G5 Sahel countries’ security and defence needs and gaps with a view to the development of a CSDP regional implementation plan that will make recommendations for any subsequent phase. It will also facilitate the organisation of training courses by the EU CSDP Missions in the Sahel for G5 Sahel countries security and defence trainees.
Today, on 01 August, the RCC visited the Education and Training Task Force (ETTF) in Koulikoro and received in dept briefings in Bamako concerning the strategic level engagement of the EUTM Mali mission.
The delegation was accompanied by the Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) head of operations, Mr Pisani, and Military Planning and Conduct Capability (MPCC) Chief of Staff, major general Grammatico.