28 mai 2013 EUTM Mali
Belgium, one of the twenty-two members of the European Union supporting the European Union Training Mission in Mali, has made a donation to the Malian Armed Forces on Friday 24th May during a ceremony which has taken place at the Malian Ministry of Defense in Bamako.
The military equipment supplied by the Belgian Army included generators, operational assets (compasses and binoculars) and logistic items (camp beds, chairs and tables) which are going to be supplied by the Malian Armed Forces to furnish the next battalions which are going to be trained by EUTM at Koulikoro.
The military ceremony was presided by the Malian Minister of Defense, General Yamoussa Camara, accompanied by the Joint Chief of Staff (CEMGA in the French abbreviation) of the Malian Armed Forces, General Dembelé, the Belgian Military Attaché representative of the Belgian Kingdom, Full Colonel Antonio Vitale and the Deputy Commander of EUTM Mali, Colonel Stefano Di Sarra.
The Malian Minister of Defense Yamoussa Camara thanked this donation of the Belgian Army and its contribution to the recovery of the integrity of the Malian territory.