EUTM Mali | First step of Mandate 5 in Burkina Faso
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First step of Mandate 5 in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, June 14. In recent months, various meetings have taken place between the European Union and Burkina Faso authorities to contribute to the future development of EUTM training activities in that country. After the approval of the legal framework, EUTM is now ready to start the training collaboration with BF armed forces.

A final meeting between the Mission Force Commander of EUTM Mali and the Chief of Defense of Burkina Faso, in the presence of the High Representative of the European Union for the Sahel, Mr. Angel Losada, and the EUDEL ambassador in Burkina Faso led to the opening of the first training activity of EUTM Mali in the country.

EUTM is thus preparing to fulfill one of the main missions entrusted in its Mandate 5, which is its extension to the G5 Sahel countries, starting with Mali’s southern neighbor. Within the framework of this regionalization, the progressive implementation of the European Union’s military assistance to Burkina Faso is also the first priority.

Thanks to the excellent communication between the Burkinabe authorities and EUTM, the proposal to start our collaboration with a course related to the field of military intelligence, so necessary for the planning and conduct of operations, has been approved. Therefore, we are starting today the “RENS 2021_1 Analyst” training, which will take place over the next two weeks.

This training aims to provide the trainees with the theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of military intelligence cycle expertise and our working methods, which are necessary to perform their missions as an intelligence analyst within the S2/J2 cell of a battalion or a staff.