The restoration of a lasting peace in Mali is essential for long term stability in the Sahel region and more broadly for Africa and Europe. At the request of the Malian Government and on the basis of UN resolutions, in particular the UN Security Council Resolution 2085, the member states of the European Union agreed to establish a mission to train the Malian Armed Forces (MaAF), in the framework of the EU Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP). The First Mandate for the EU-Training Mission in Mali was established in February 2013.
European Union has approved EUTM Mali`s Fourth Mandate, which will last until May 2020. With the focus on four pillars of activity: advice, training, military education and support G5S Joint Force.
EUTM objectives are to:
FACTS and FIGURES
Political control, and strategic direction is exercised by the Political and Security Committee (PSC), under the responsibility of the Council, and of the HR/VP for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Director of Military Planning and Conduct Capability (MPCC), in exercising the functions of mission commander, acts under the political control and strategic direction of the PSC.
It is exercised by the Director of MPCC, located in Brussels, who reports to EUMC at regular intervals. At operational level, Mission Force Commander (MFCdr) exercises command with the support of a MFHQ located in Bamako (Mali)
The EU is implementing a comprehensive approach to the crisis in the Sahel region. In March 2011, the Council presented an EU Strategy for Security and Development in the region. This document is based on 2 facts: development and security are closely linked (they must be mutually reinforced) and the Sahel crisis solution demands a regional response. The EU is determined to maintain its commitment to Mali, to help the Malian authorities consolidate peace and security and more generally to find lasting solutions to the crisis in the Sahel region, in close coordination with other regional and international stakeholders and actors.
The European Union’s Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) includes the gradual framing of a common defense policy that may in time lead to a common defense. The CSDP allows the Union to develop its civilian and military capacities for crisis management and conflict prevention at international level, thus helping to maintain peace and international security, in accordance with the United Nations Charter. The CSDP includes a strong conflict prevention component.
More information and background documents available on:
+223 22.214.171.124 (Fixe) +223 126.96.36.199 (Phone) email@example.com https://eutmmali.eu/