EUCAP Sahel Mali

EUCAP supports the deployment of Border specialist in the regions on Mali

18/04/2018 - 17:30
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The joint initiative of the National Directorate of Frontiers (DNF) and EUCAP Sahel Mali to strengthen border management capacity in the regions is taking concrete shape. A meeting was held on April 13 in Bamako, in the presence of 10 governors of the country, in order to define the functions of focal points in the Governer's offices in the three pilot regions (Kayes, Mopti and Ségou).

According to Marc Tartière, EUCAP Sahel Mali's border adviser, the presence of all the Governors highlights the interest and expectations of the authorities in area. From the beginning, EUCAP has been assisting Malians in the realisation of this process, which will enable a response adapted to regional challenges. These focal points will monitor cross-border security as well as advice governors on border-related issues. This initiative is part of a broader process that could be accompanied by regional structures of the Border Police in Mali.