German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) wants to visit on the second day of their West Africa-a visit in the UN stabilisation Mission Minusma deployed Bundeswehr soldiers in Northern Mali.
at The conclusion of their stay in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, to discuss the Chancellor before with students and representatives of the civil society meeting. On Wednesday night, Merkel and the presidents of the five countries of the regional organization of the G5 Sahel, had stressed after the Meeting the importance of a solution to the Libyan crisis, the security of the entire Region.
Libya was “a stove of the new terrorist threat,” Merkel said. The G5-President have a right when they called for a unified Position in Europe. To count the G5 group, Mali, Niger, Mauritania and Chad, in addition to Burkina Faso. Also, the President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Kaboré, who is currently the chair of the G5-Sahel group, stressed the negative impact of the crisis in Libya on the development in the Region.
In Libya, compete two governments and militias to Power. Troops of General Khalifa Haftar had recently begun an Offensive on Tripoli, where the international recognized government of Fajis al-Sarradsch. Haftar from the attack as the Offensive against terrorist organizations. He is supported by Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Russia, and France.
With the support of the Sahel countries through the EU a lot was in progress, said Merkel. “But some of it takes the perspective of the affected countries, of course, too long.” It will, therefore, ensure “that things are implemented quickly and reliably” – this is a question of credibility. “The terrorists are fast and therefore we need to be faster, so that we can defeat it.” The Anti-Terror fight is not just the responsibility of the G5 countries, but also from Europe. “Because if the Chaos the upper hand would win – what we want to prevent – then this also affects other areas,” said the Chancellor.
On early Thursday afternoon (CEST) wanted to Merkel, her government, Airbus, for security reasons, in exchange for a troop transport aircraft of the Bundeswehr is of type A400M and to the North Mali’s Gao fly. In the evening, the Chancellor wants to travel to Niamey, the capital of Niger.
In the Camp Castor in Gao, most of the German Minusma contingent was stationed. The UN force is about 15 000 men, Germany, provides nearly 850 soldiers. Minusma is to support ceasefire agreements, confidence-building measures and political dialogue. The North of Mali was in 2012 after a military coup temporarily in the hands of Islamist and other rebel groups. The stabilisation Mission for the Bundeswehr, just behind Afghanistan, the second-largest deployment abroad, he is regarded as her most dangerous.