Conclusions, 1st Meeting of Chiefs of Defence Staff and Ministers of Defence of the Countries of the Sahelo-Saharan Region Bamako, Mali 4 September 2015
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This meeting provided an opportunity to review the evolution of the security situation in the Sahelo-Saharan region and the efforts being deployed to address the challenges at hand. In this regard, the meeting considered modalities for the enhancement of operational cooperation among the countries of the region, especially through the systematization of joint border patrols, as well as through the establishment of mixed units involving military contingents. Similarly, the meeting considered the possibility of establishing an Intervention Force, which would operate in the northern part of Mali and strengthening of MINUSMA Mission.
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Sahelo Saharan Region
1st Meeting of Chiefs of Defence Staff and Ministers of Defence of the Countries of the Sahelo-Saharan Region Bamako, Mali 4 September 2015