EU moves to boost support for Mali

Around 200 EU military trainers are to be deployed to Mali by mid-February.

The European Union will move  to consolidate its support for Mali over the coming two weeks, following a French intervention to halt the advance of Islamist rebels. The initial focus is on ensuring that around 200 EU military trainers are deployed to Mali by mid-February, a date agreed last Thursday (17 January) when EU foreign ministers met in crisis session. 

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