13 Feb COLLÈGE DE DÉFENSE G5 SAHEL LANDED IN BAMAKO
On February 11, 2020 the Collège de Défense G5 Sahel visited the EUTM/Mali Mission Force Headquarters in Bamako. Created in 2016 and located in Nouakchott, Mauritania, the Collège de Défense G5 Sahel was designed to train Army Officers from G5 Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger), with the G5 Sahel Joint Force staff positions provided by the Officers who complete the training at this military educational establishment.The 41-member delegation headed by the College’s Director, General Brahim Vall, was received by the EUTM/Mali Commander, Brigadier General João Boga Ribeiro. This was followed by a briefing of the Mission’s Mandate given by the Commander of the Advisory Task Force, Colonel Thierry Chipot. The EUTM Mali Staff then briefed by functional area. The visit ended with a formal group photo.In May 2018 the Council of the European Union extended the mandate of the EUTM Mali training mission for two years, until 18 May 2020, and further amended the mission’s mandate to include the provision of training advice and support to the G5 Sahel Joint Force as part of the European Union’s efforts to support the G5 Sahel process.