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Terrorist attack in Mali. A tragic reminder of reality (Mogherini)

A minute of silence at the EU Council in tribute to those killed in the Bamako attack (credit: EEAS)

(B2 in Luxembourg) The High Representative of the Union, Federica Mogherini, confirmed, on Monday (June 19), during the meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Luxembourg, the sad outcome of the terrorist attack that occurred in Bamako the day before: two deaths: a Portuguese soldier and a Malian employee of the delegation (read: Terrorist attack against an ecolodge near Bamako. Deaths among Europeans V3). " This is one of the prices to payr » she affirmed for European action in the region. “ There is strong unity in the European Union to act in the Sahel ».

A useful reminder for Europeans

This loss of life is tragic but it is also a useful reminder for all Europeans. This reminds us that our men and women in uniform already serve for peace and against terrorism in many regions of the world, in Africa but also elsewhere. We must be grateful for the work they do and also proud of the quality of service in contributions to difficult places. It is not only a gesture of solidarity with our Malian brothers and sisters but it is also an investment in our own security. “She also assured to have” been in contact throughout the morning with the Malian Minister for Foreign Affairs, who expressed his condolences and his support for the European Union ».

(Leonor Hubaut)

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Leonor Hubaut

© B2 - Bruxelles2 is a French online media that focuses on political Europe (powers, defence, foreign policy, internal security). It follows and analyzes developments in European policy, unvarnished and without concessions. Approved by the CPPAP. Member of SPIIL. Please quote "B2" or "Bruxelles2" in case of recovery Leonor Hubaut is a journalist. Graduated in international relations from the Free University of Brussels (specialization in globalization). She covers for B2 the work of the European Parliament, CSDP missions and African issues. Sahel specialist.