06 May AN UNPRECEDENTED LOGISTIC OPERATION
In the context of COVID-19 in Mali, EUTM Mali has adopted preventive measures, in accordance with the Malian authorities and the guidelines of the World Health Organization, in order to mitigate the risk of contagion and thus ensure the health security not only of the EUTM Mali members but also of the Malian Armed Forces (MaAF) trainees and the local population.
Therefore, EUTM Mali temporarily suspended training activities on 3rd April 2020. As a result of this measure, the Mission has carried out an unprecedented operation since the 14th April 2020, in a concerted effort between the Military Planning and Conduct Capability (MPCC), nations and the different entities in Mali, to reduce its workforce, maintaining essential capabilities at the level of Force Protection, Medical support, advisory pillar and the Command and Control structure. This major logistic operation has been performed through more than a dozen national military flights.
Our aim is to resume all EUTM Mali activities as soon as the situation allows us to do so safely. We remain in Mali and continue to implement our mandate in providing necessary advice, mentoring, and when the situation permits, training, to our partners in the MaAF and G5 Sahel Joint Force.