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Event: Eight years of international operations in the Sahel: rethinking strategy



The Conference on Foreign Policy in the Sahel, organised by the Centre for International Security of the Francisco de Vitoria University, was held on 10 September. Throughout the day, several debate forums and colloquiums focused on the stability of the Sahel and the role of the international community, particularly the European Union and Spain, in contributing to the stability and security of the two shores of the Mediterranean.


At the closing round table, under the title Eight Years of International Operations in the Sahel: Rethinking Strategy, Mr. Ángel Losada, Spanish diplomat and European Union Special Representative for the Sahel until 2021; Mr. Emmanuel Dupuy, Director of the French Think Tank Institut de Prospective et Sécurité en Europe; Mr. Alfonso García-Vaquero Pradal, Brigadier General of the Spanish Army, former Commander of the EUTM Mali mission; and Mr. Boubacar Ba, researcher in the field of international operations in the Sahel and former Commander of the EUTM Mali mission. Boubacar Ba, researcher at the Centre d'Analyse sur la Gouvernance et la Sécurité au Sahel, moderated by Ms. Beatriz de León Cobo, researcher and coordinator of the Sahel-Europe Dialogue Forum Expert Group, analysed the impact of international operations on the ground and their evolution in order to better adapt to the current strategic scenario.


Closing conference




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