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MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English

Source: Republic of France in FrenchLa French Republic has issued the following statement:

Operation Barkhane is based on a logic of partnership. It accompanies the national army and the joint force of the G5 Sahel in a variety of areas such as operations, intelligence, logistics or health. To this effect, the force Barkhane inserts of officers in some units or staffs. It is thus detachment and liaison council (DLC) chaired by the malian armed Forces (FAMa).

This detachment of the Representation Barkhane in Mali (RBM) was deployed to Bamako in September 2019 to provide support in terms of planning, the malian armed forces (FAMa). It is integrated within the sub-chiefdom operations of the general staff of the armed forces, in the heart of Bamako.

Its primary mission was to provide support to the planning of the operations in mali in the centre of the country, focused on the anti-terrorist fight. This has resulted in the adoption of an inter-ministerial plan, operation ” Maliko “, decreed by the President of the Republic of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. This operation is intended to reduce the capacity of nuisance of armed groups of terrorists (GAT) and criminals, to restore the attributes of the State such as the police, justice, government, and social services, and to raise the socio-economic and cultural, as well as development actions for the benefit of the people.

Today, the DLC’s mission is to assist the implementation phase of the operation Maliko, but also, in the framework of the roadmap, co-signed by the chiefs of staff of mali and French, to coordinate, at operational level and strategic, the support of the force Barkhane to the completion of this operation.

The DLC also makes good use of its expertise to assist in the improvement of the functioning of the chain of operations in mali, particularly in the context of the internal operation of the operational centre joint. In this capacity, he accompanies the FAMa in the use of a computerized tool for managing operations. He also brings his expertise to the staff of mali, at his request, on some schedules of special operations.

The DLC is fully integrated within the state-major of mali and allows to fluidify exchanges and ensure the sharing of information between law enforcement partners.

Conduct by the French armed forces, in partnership with the countries of the G5 Sahel, operation Barkhane was launched on August 1, 2014. It is based on a strategic approach based on a logic of partnership with the main countries of the band sahelo-saharan africa (BSS) : Burkina-Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad. It will soon be about 5 to 100 members whose mission is to fight against the armed groups of terrorists and support the armed forces of partner countries so that they can take into account this threat, notably in the framework of the joint force of the G5 Sahel currently operational.

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