On Thursday, 26 January 2017, the School of Peacekeeping in Bamako served as a setting for the festivities of the second anniversary of the European Union civil mission EUCAP Sahel Mali.
The European Mission, which has been renewed for two years, will continue to support the modernization of the Police, the Gendarmerie and the National Guard, and will further strengthen its support for recruitment, counter-terrorism and border management.
The Malian authorities, ambassadors of diplomatic representations and all the actors supporting Mali in the process of ending the crisis and restoring security were present at this important gathering.
In his address, the Head of Mission, Mr Albrecht CONZE, gave an overview of the activities carried out by the mission and paid tribute to the reform efforts of the Ministries of Security, Defence, Justice and the Ministry of Territorial Administration, Decentralization and Reform of the State.
Since the beginning of its operations, the mission has trained 1896 interns of the Internal Security Forces, including 1221 in 2016. In 2016, 44 trainers were trained to ensure the transmission of knowledge. 172 executives participated in joint EUCAP-MINUSMA training courses in areas such as the judicial police and technical and scientific police, the protection of high personalities and documentary fraud. EUCAP also collaborated with UNESCO to train 120 people in freedom of the press and protection of journalists.
EU Ambassador Alain Holleville, Minister of Security Gen. Salif TRAORE and the Head of Mission Albrecht CONZE
EUCAP SAHEL Mali Mission: The Operations Department