Norway-Mali closer cooperation on security stabilisation

 “Mali and Norway have agreed today to engage in closer cooperation on security stabilisation and capacity building in Mali. The next step is to further determine the contribution, partners and the timeframe of this cooperation.

Defence Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen and Defence Minister Ibrahima Dahirou Dembele discussed to engage in closer cooperation on security stabilisation and capacity building in Mali. Credit: Lars Gjemble, FD

A necessary part of the preparations is to establish the legal basis for the contribution in a bilateral agreement for the status of Norwegian forces in Mali. To this end, we have agreed today to commence forthwith the finalisation of a bilateral status agreement between our two countries.”