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No progress at the 2nd Eufor Chad Force Generation Conference

(B2 – archives) The second force generation conference did not bring any major changes on November 14, with delegations reserving new announcements for the Council of Defense Ministers on November 19 (November).

Lack of logistical and transport needs

If the needs in human forces are more or less satisfied (Finland with 40 men (1), and especially the two Irish and Polish battalions, etc.), the question of logistical means remains crucially short, warned General Pat Nash, commander of the ESDP operation in Chad.

Spain, France and Greece

Currently only Spain (with 2 Casa planes), France (already present in Chad which offers tonnages transported) and possibly Greece (with a C-130 plane) have specifically announced that they are making air resources available, as well as the Portugal and Macedonia for helicopters.

Next meeting November 21.

(Nicolas Gros-Verheyde)

(1) the Finnish presidency Tarja Halonen and the cabinet committee for foreign and security policy decided to send 40 soldiers to Chad and the Central African Republic.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).