27 May WITH YOU, WE ARE THE STRONGEST
A Medal Parade took place in the Koulikoro Training Camp on May 20, 2020. The ceremony was presided over by the Mission Force Commander (MF Cdr), Brigadier General João Boga Ribeiro, accompanied by the key staff of the EUTM Mali chain of command.
During his speech, the MF Cdr recognised that EUTM Mali went through an extraordinary and very dynamic time, in which the Mission managed to substantially increase its activities, and to produce more and better work, to enhance the support to the Malian Armed Forces (MaAF).
The MF Cdr stated that EUTM Mali went through complex challenges, both related with security and safety, to which the Mission reacted in an outstanding way, standing ready for possible threats, but also enforcing and controlling the serious influence that COVID-19 is having on the mission. He also affirmed that EUTM Mali is raising again to the challenge, retaking its activities, on a gradual but steadily way, leading the Mission to assume a new normal posture, always considering the protection of its people, but also the Mission essence in order to advise, train and assist the training audiences.
The MF Cdr concluded by saying that independently of the part of the mission, and of the nation, those on parade have provided a new meaning to the expression “Tous Ensemble”. They have really contributed for having 29 nations working as one mission due to professionalism and perseverance, which they demonstrated.