This idea was initiated by France in 2018 with the purpose of allowing its European allies to further participate in the Sahel. Eleven states have signed a joint statement supporting the task force, but its deployment is still slow.
he wants “Sturdy partnership “With Sahel, he promises, yes” At the top of the European agenda”The personal commitment of the European High Representative Josep Borrell is unquestionable. During his visit to Mali, Chad and Mauritania in April, he again pleaded for action ” carry on” Europeans in this area “Whose stability, security and development are the priorities of the alliance.”
On the other hand, the interests of France’s partners in the region have changed dramatically, which often prompts its representatives in Brussels to be more or less cautious in condemning their extreme loneliness when mentioning their strategic importance.
“It is not surprising that Emmanuel Macron announced the transformation of the’Crescent Dune’ operation, but the implementation of the international coalition focused on combating terrorism that he mentioned has not yet been resolved. This presents new ideas for the Europeans. challenge”, analysis, “hot”, A cadre of the External Operations Department.
“Considering the scale of deployment, the wear and tear of this mission or the internal development of Mali makes it difficult to maintain, this reformatting is logical, but this withdrawal will obviously not simplify things.”, Agreed with the French Ministry of Environmental Protection (LR) Arnaud Danjean, an expert on defense issues.
A diplomat talking about his “Deep Concern” : The European Parliament is no longer willing to maintain assistance to Mali. According to him, France is the country with the most participation in the Sahel region, which will make it more difficult to provide a large amount of financial support to the country. However, the expert added that with doubts about the ruling military government’s true will to organize elections on the originally planned date (February 27, 2022), it is difficult to understand Emmanuel Macron’s decision. File an objection, which will allow its members to continue to dig the treasury. In 2020, the EU refuses to pay tens of millions of euros or a second budgetary aid because officials will get rich illegally behind the country.