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EUCAP Sahel Niger: Council extends the mission for two years

On 18 September 2018, the Council extended the mandate of EUCAP Sahel Nigeruntil 30 September 2020and agreed on a budget of €63.4 million for the period 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2020.

The Council also updated the mission's mandate. EUCAP Sahel Niger provides advice and training to support the Nigerien authorities in strengthening their security capabilities since its launch in 2012. The missionsupports the capacity building of the Nigerien security actors to fight terrorism and organised crime. Since 2016, the mission has also assisted the Nigerien central and local authorities,as well as security forces, in developing the procedures and techniques tobetter control and address irregular migration.

EUCAP Sahel Niger contributes to the development of an integrated, multidisciplinary, coherent, sustainable, and human rights-based approach among the various Nigerien security actors.

The Head of mission is Frank Van der Mueren. The mission's headquarters are located in Niamey.

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