09 Jul MEDAL PRESENTATION CEREMONY
On 09th July 2020, a Medal Presentation Ceremony took place at the Mission Force Headquarters in Bamako. The ceremony was presided over by the EUTM Mali Mission Force Commander, Brigadier General František Ridzák.
Several EUTM Mali members were awarded the Common Security and Defence Policy Service Medal for their outstanding work, enthusiasm, perseverance and creativity, proved day in, day out, to overcome all the challenges that they faced throughout several months of the mission.
All participants wore personal protective equipment as well as respecting social distance in this simple but meaningful ceremony. For some months now, EUTM Mali has been implementing a series of prudent mitigation measures in order to strengthen the response to COVID-19, alongside the Malian authorities and in accordance with the World Health Organisation guidance. EUTM Mali keeps safety, maintains security levels, and continues to do his work, preparing to reassume, as soon as possible, its normal posture.