27 Dec Visit of the Spanish Minister of Defense
On 27 December, María Dolores de Cospedal, the Spanish Minister of Defense visited the Spanish EUTM Mali personnel. After a meeting with the Commander of the mission, Brigadier General Peter Devogelaere, the minister met the Spanish military in the Headquarters located in Bamako. Then she moved to Koulikoro to greet the Spanish contingent dedicated to the training mission of the Malian Army.
119 Spanish military are currently present in the European Union Training Mission in Mali, which has a total of 571 soldiers from 27 different countries.