From January to June, Spain assumes command of the Union Training Mission in Mali. It is the third time that he has led this task, whose objective is training and advice in military training, logistics and international law.
The restoration of a lasting peace in Mali is essential for long term stability in the Sahel region and in a broader sense for Africa and Europe.
At the request of the Malian Government and on the basis of UN resolutions, in particular the UN Security Council Resolution 2085, the Member States of the European Union agreed to establish a mission to train the Malian Armed Forces (MaAF), in the framework of the EU Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP). The Fifth Mandate for the EUTM Mali was established in May 2020.