On 15 April 2014 the European Council established, under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), a civilian mission to support the internal security forces of Mali.
EUCAP Sahel Mali is a further contribution to the important support provided by the EU stability, institutional reforms and the full restoration of the authority of the Malian state in the entire country.
The mission will assist the Malian government to guarantee the constitutional and democratic order, to put in place the conditions for sustainable peace and maintain its authority over the entire territory. The mission will provide strategic advice and training for the three national security forces of Mali that are the police, the gendarmerie and the National Guard, while ensuring coordination with international partners.
Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said: “EUCAP Sahel Mali is further proof of the EU’s commitment to support reforms in Mali mission The mission adds to our EUTM military training mission and the broader EU engagement in Mali by supporting the Malian internal security forces with European expertise, EUCAP works towards a lasting solution to the security challenges of Mali. ”
Mr. Albrecht CONZE was appointed Head of Mission of the May 26, 2014 to June 14, 2016.