Mali: The European Union training mission (EUTM) draws to a close

After an eleven-year presence in Mali, the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) in the fight against terrorism has come to a definitive close. This decision marks the conclusion of a significant phase in international efforts aimed at bolstering the country’s security capabilities, alongside operations such as Barkhane and Takuba, as well as the UN mission.

Scheduled for May 18, 2024, the farewell ceremony provided an opportunity for EUTM Commander Brigadier General Santiago J. Fdez. Ortiz-Repiso and Mali’s Chief of General Staff, Major General Oumar Diarra, to pay tribute to the joint efforts deployed during these years of cooperation.

The EU training mission has played a crucial role in enhancing Mali’s military and security capacities, thereby contributing to national and international efforts to combat terrorism and ensure stability in the region.

Through training and advisory programs, it has helped develop the skills of the Malian armed forces and prepare them to address the security challenges they face.

The conclusion of EUTM in Mali marks a turning point in security cooperation between the European Union and Mali, but also prompts reflection on the next steps in the fight against terrorism and peace consolidation in the region.

As this mission draws to a close, it is essential to continue supporting Mali in its efforts to ensure the security and well-being of its population.



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