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The Malian Armed Forces reform and the future of EUTM (DIEEEO93-2013)

The Malian Armed Forces are one of the parts involved in the conflict in Mali, and they can be part of the solution. The reforms of the sectors of defence and security are ongoing. In accordance with the Ouagadougou Agreement the new Malian government could negotiate aspects of these reforms, and the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) process for fighters. The European Union advises the Ministry of Malian Defence and instructs its new units. One battalion size unit has already deployed in the North of the country, and a second unit is close to doing so. The European Union Training Mission (EUTM) in Mali is currently being revised; a strategic review is on process since September, considering the Mission Commander´s proposals, and the after presidential elections. EUTM Mali could be a medium or long term EU engagement with Mali, within the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) framework.

Author: Juan Carlos Castilla Barea

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