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World Meeting of European Defense: Military Engagement at Sahel at the heart of the

23:05  13 january  2022
23:05  13 january  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

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The meeting in Brest of the European Defense Ministers has largely mentioned the situation in Mali, which is one of the major concerns of the EU with Ukraine. The lines remain in the line of decisions taken by the regional body of West Africa, Cédéao, to Mali, but want to continue the European military commitment for the moment both in Mali and the rest of the Sahel .

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The European Defense Ministers maintain that European military training and consulting military missions to Malian armed and security forces must continue. But for the head of the European diplomacy Josep Borrell, the arrival of the Russian mercenaries of Wagner will only strengthen the difficulties.

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"Despite all the warnings we have made to the Malian authorities, we do not see any sign of progress on the side of these authorities. We want to stay engaged in Mali, we want to stay committed to the Sahel ... but that should not be at any price, "said Joseph Borrell.

and for the French Defense Minister Florence Parly, The Malian authorities must improve governance and put a deadline for the transition: "This junta has arrived after two coups. These are the authorities who are in a logic of flight forward, for finally what? To maintain power at all costs. And this situation is not acceptable. It is urgent that the political transition is completed and not a term that is fixed in five years. The ministers of the defense want the Union to remain aligned with the sanctions decided by Cédéao and the situation in Mali will now be debated until tomorrow by the Foreign Ministers.

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