EU moves to boost support for Mali
Around 200 EU military trainers are to be deployed to Mali by mid-February.
Appeared in print on 24.01.2013
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.