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Germany to participate in EU military mission in Niger

Lawmakers approve deploying troops in Niger as part of new military partnership mission EUMPM

Anadolu Staff  | 28.04.2023 - Update : 28.04.2023
Germany to participate in EU military mission in Niger


Germany’s parliament approved on Friday deploying troops in Niger to take part in a new EU-led military training mission.

A total of 531 German lawmakers, mostly from Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s center-left liberal coalition government, voted in favor of the mission, while 102 lawmakers voted against it, and five lawmakers abstained.

The EUMPM mission is led by the EU, and it aims to improve the capacities of the Nigerian armed forces in order to enable them to independently contain terrorist threats.

The motion allows the German government to deploy up to 60 soldiers as part of the training mission.

This mandate ends on May 31, 2024, with the possibility of further extension.

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