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EU Claims Situation In the Sahel Is Major Strategic Concern, Reaches Little Practical Conclusions

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EU Claims Situation In the Sahel Is Major Strategic Concern, Reaches Little Practical Conclusions

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On May 13th, the EU Foreign Affairs Council convened to discuss the situation in the Sahel, among other things.

The meeting took place ahead of a meeting between EU foreign ministers, defense ministers and development ministers with representatives of the G5 Sahel countries – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.

“The Council reiterated that the Sahel is a strategic priority for the EU and its member states. The various meetings taking place during the week of 13 May demonstrate this sense of priority and the EU’s integrated approach to the region.”

EU Claims Situation In the Sahel Is Major Strategic Concern, Reaches Little Practical Conclusions

France’s operation in the Sahel. Click to see full-size image

EU Claims Situation In the Sahel Is Major Strategic Concern, Reaches Little Practical Conclusions

The deteriorating situation in the Sahel. Click to see full-size image.

The political and diplomatic dialogue is focused around the EU-G5 Sahel political partnership, including ministerial meetings and the implementation of the EU Sahel strategy, the regional action plan as well as the Malian peace process.

The EU also supports the security and stability of the region through three CSDP missions: EUCAP Sahel Mali, EUTM Mali and EUCAP Sahel Niger with a reinforced regional approach. In addition, the EU and its member states assists in the operationalization of the G5 Sahel Joint Force with € 147 million in funding already allocated to the Joint Force.

Total development cooperation support from the EU and its member states to the G5 Sahel countries amounts to € 8 billion for the period 2014-2020.

Following the May 14th and May 16th, meetings, the EU Council reiterated that there was a necessity for a need for a integrated approach, which combines political dialogue, security cooperation (including through CSDP operations and direct support to the G5 Sahel Joint Force), and development aid. EU development ministers explored ways to address the recent deterioration in the security situation, and agreed that the response must be multi-faceted, and should address socio-economic issues as much as security ones.

On the side of the UN Security council, the Assistant Secretary-General for Africa in the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations said the grave security situation in Mali and the Sahel is compounded by poor governance and a lack of resources for young people, all of which present a breeding ground for violent extremism.

“The G5 Sahel should accelerate full operationalization of the Joint Force, a mechanism that pools resources to fight terrorism, she said, expressing concern that geographical restrictions on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) have hampered the actions of Joint Force battalions.”

Burkina Faso’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said the current proportion of national budgets that the G5 Sahel countries allocate to security, between 18 and 32%, is placing a large burden on social services.

The African Union’s High Representative for Mali and the Sahel said recent events in Niger resulted in the deaths of more people than all those killed in all the terrorist attacks recorded in 2018.  The 14 May attack in Niger, on that country’s border with Mali, killed 28 people and is a reminder that ISIS remains active in the Sahel.

The European Union’s Special Representative for the Sahel, said the bloc will continue to provide resources, equipment and other support to make the Joint Force operational, including its police component.

South Africa’s representative warned: “The Council should be mindful of the catastrophic ramifications of the security situation for the rest of the West African region if the situation is not adequately addressed.”

Finally, the French representative spoke at the meeting saying that “We will only be able to succeed if we walk on the two legs of security and development.”

Other countries that took part were: China, Dominican Republic, Germany, Russian Federation, Peru, Poland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Kuwait and Indonesia.

Conclusions of the May 14th and 16th meetings by EU and G5 Sahel representatives have not been published as of mid-day on May 17th.

But, on May 14th, Malian Foreign Minister Tiebile Drame said that “a race against time” has started following attacks in central Mali and across the border in northern Burkina Faso.

Speaking after the meeting with EU Representatives, Drame said that “we need support. We need to speed up procedures. We need international mobilization in a concrete way.”

The conclusions from May 14th and the following comments all seem to be in the right direction, but it is not much different than the usual rhetoric.

So far, since 2014 the experience in the Sahel has highlighted the lack of consolidation among EU missions and the need to better integrate ad hoc programs into a broader strategy under the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy.

“Also undermining success is discontent among troops, as exemplified by instances of military personnel refusing to take part in operations or abandoning their posts. Insufficient training and a lack of ammunition, together with militants’ prowess, contribute to low morale. It would seem unrealistic to expect any significant improvement on this front in the short and medium terms, partly because of funding constraints and delays for some of the missions,” IISS’ Virginia Comolli wrote.

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  • klove and light

    i´ve written About this French rape before…..rape..thats exactly what the French pricks are doing in africa….without this constant rape……France would be dead broke in 3 months!

    and as soooo many other western nations…this is the reason why they are and will Play ball for the Agenda of a one world Government with Jerusalem as its capital under satanic jewish Leadership!

    There was only 1 French leader that told them to go fuck themselves including the jews and the USA

    the great General de Gaulle…….. he gave Algeria Independence and made the jews/Israel furious at him.
    Over 30 assasination attempts were made on his life.
    de Gaulle left NATO, which today most French/europeans dont even know About any more
    de Gaulle kicked out the jewish assasination Bureau..not only from France, but also from belgium and netherlands…. so they went to Italy…..

    The same Bureau that tryed to assassinate him , was also the same Bureau that assasinated JFK in Dallas

    PERMINDEX!!!!!!!

    and due to an article in italian newspapers at that time…….. Jim Garrison went after Clay Shaw… who was named as an CIA Agent and director of Centro Mondiale Commerciale (CMC), a whole subsidiary of PERMINDEX.He was also director of International Trading Company in New Orleans a whole subsidiary of PERMINDEX and on board of directors at PERMINDEX.
    President of PERMINDEX is a man named Louis Mortimer Bloomfield.A british, Canadian,israeli Citizen.Born in Quebec, died in Jerusalem!
    He also ranked as Major in the british army.From british Crown he got the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem and the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee medal.
    The Bloomfield Centre at St. Francis Xavier University, the Bloomfield Library for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bloomfield Stadium in the Jaffa, Israel are named after Bloomfield.
    He was also the attorney of the BRONFMAN Family in the USA.
    Among his business holdings, Major Bloomfield controls the Israeli Continental Corporation, the Canadian subsidiary of the Dutch Heinekens Breweries, and Credit Suisse of Canada, a correspondent bank to the Credit Suisse of Geneva that was among the holding agencies exposed by SDECE for laundering “hit money” to the OAS. All these corporations are listed among the investors in Permindex
    Like his law partner, Lazarus Phillips, and his clients, the Bronfmans, Major L. M. Bloomfield is an outstanding Zionist philanthropist. Among his numerous honorary positions, Bloomfield is the annual chairman of the Histadrut Campaign of Canada, which collects “charitable contributions” and passes them on to the Israeli labor movement. Curiously, these funds have been discovered on several occasions to have found their way back to Permindex after recycling through the Histadrut’s Bank Hapoalim.
    Bloomfield’s business interests extend into the field of transoceanic shipping. A former head of the Israeli Maritime League of Canada, Bloomfield has been the Consul-General in charge of the Western Hemisphere of the Liberian government since World War II. Liberia is notorious as both a tax shelter and smugglers’ port-of-call. With no shipping regulations to speak of, Liberia is the flag of convenience under which the majority of ships bearing bulk shipments of Far East narcotics are registered, and also serves as one of the secondary ($18 billion in average daily transfers) offshore banking centers through which drug revenues are laundered
    The only other foreign-stationed Consul-General for Liberia is Bloomfield-Permindex associate and Israeli Mossad official (ret.) Tibor Rosenbaum.
    And now Comes an info. that should make every american Citizen(i aint) furious.

    Bloomfield is first and foremost an agent of the most secretive branch of Her Majesty’s Intelligence service, the Special Operations Executive (SOE). Bloomfield was recruited to the SOE by its director, Sir William Stephenson, in 1938. Stephenson, a Canadian-born protege of Round Table founder Lord Beaverbrook, appointed Bloomfield as the recruitment officer and “agent handler” for the newly created counterespionage and espionage branch of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), known as DIVISION FIVE. Agents of Division Five, in turn, have been among the points of the New Orleans grand jury investigation into the Kennedy assassination. Guy Bannister, the head of the southeast regional office of Division Five (located in New Orleans) at the time of the Kennedy murder, died under mysterious circumstances shortly after the events in Dallas. Bannister was the owner of a New Orleans office building that housed a number of Division Five fronts and groups under close D-5 Surveillance

    How did Louis M. Bloomfield, a Canadian/british/israeli citizen, manage to assume a highly secretive top post within the Hoover FBI? And what’s more, how did he manage to retain that post for over 30 years.
    americans…i have to say.. u are pathetic stupid degenerate Folks.sorry had to be said.

  • You can call me Al

    Sally called when she got the word
    She said, “I suppose you’ve heard ’bout Sahel”
    Well, I rushed to the window and I looked outside
    But I could hardly believe my eyes
    As a big limousine rolled up into Sahel’s drive

    I don’t know why she’s leaving or where she’s gonna go
    I guess she’s got her reasons but I just don’t wanna know
    ‘Cause for twenty-four years I’ve been living next door to Sahel
    Sahel?
    Who the f*** is Sahel?

    Twenty-four years just waiting for a chance
    To tell her how I feel and maybe get a second glance
    Now I’ve got to get used to not living next door to Sahel
    Alice?
    Who the f*** is Sahel?