Delegation of the European Union to Uzbekistan

About European Union Training Mission in Mozambique

27/09/2021 - 09:32
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The European Union has established a military training mission in Mozambique (EUTM Mozambique). The Mission will provide training and support to the Mozambican armed forces to protect the civilian population and restore security in the Cabo Delgado province. The mission has a non-executive mandate and will end two years after the mission has reached Full Operational Capability. EUTM Mozambique will be one of the tools to address the crisis in Cabo Delgado, in conjunction with support for peacebuilding, conflict prevention and dialogue support, humanitarian assistance and development cooperation.

The primary task of the mission is to support a more efficient and effective response by the Mozambican armed forces to the crisis in Cabo Delgado in compliance with human rights law and international humanitarian law.

EUTM Mozambique will support the capacity building of the units of the Mozambican armed forces selected to compose a future Quick Reaction Force, in order for them to develop the necessary and sustainable capacities to restore safety and security in Cabo Delgado.

To this end, the mission will contribute to support the capacity building of the units of the Mozambican armed forces in particular the following areas:

  • military training including operational preparation;
  • specialised training, including on counterterrorism;
  • training and education on the protection of civilians and compliance with international humanitarian law and human rights law;
  • promotion of the agenda Women, Peace and Security.

EUTM Mozambique will train eleven companies: five companies of Mozambique navy marines in Katembe, and six companies of Army special forces, in Chimoio.

The first Mission Force Commander in theatre is Brigadier General Nuno Lemos Pires (PRT).

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