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Advance party of EUTM Mali arrives in Bamako

EU News 60/2013

8 February 2013
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An advance party of the mission EUTM Mali has arrived today in Bamako, ahead of the launch of the mission planned in mid-February. The team of about 70 personnel will finalise with the Malian authorities the system for providing advice to the chain of command, and prepare in Bamako the setting-up of the headquarters and the arrival of the trainers for the mission. The date of the mission launch will mark the beginning of the advice component to the Malian army, while the beginning of the training for soldiers is scheduled for early April.

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