European Union External Action



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Each EU mission works in the framework of a comprehensive approach. The mission works in agreement and coordination with the EU Delegations in the same area and in the framework of EU regional policies.


Each EU mission is based on a legal agreement. The decisions of deployment and management of the mission are taken by the EU countries during the Foreign Affairs Council.

EU Member States have committed themselves to a Common Foreign Security Policy for the European Union. To strengthen the EU's external ability to act through the development of civilian and military capabilities in conflict prevention and crisis response.


Stability, security, and good governance in the G5 Sahel countries are of paramount importance to the EU. The need to address common security challenges such as Terrorism, Illicit Trafficking, and Transnational Organised Crime is at the core of the EU intervention in the Sahel and for the security and wellbeing of European citizens. The EU's Regional Advisory and Coordination Cell for the Sahel (RACC) contributes to peace and stability in region.