G5 Sahel, Minusma and the European Union renew their commitment to fight against terrorism in the Sahel

The members of the G5 Sahel and Minusma, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali, will step up their coordination in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel with the help of the European Union. The commitment was made Tuesday, September 29, at a tripartite meeting in Nouakchott, Mauritania.
During this meeting in the Mauritanian capital, the exchanges concerned in particular the military equipment of the joint force of the G5 Sahel, which is still waiting for the arrival of 24 troop transport vehicles promised last year by the European Union.
In the meantime, the force is receiving substantial support from Minusma, particularly in terms of food, logistical and medical aid.
The meeting also provided an opportunity to discuss the current situation in Mali, where a new transitional president and prime minister have been appointed, but no government has yet been formed.
‘‘We await the rest of the developments, including the formation of a government, and hope that this will not delay the fight against terrorism’’, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Mali, said.

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