Central African Republic – European Military Training Mission in the Central African Republic (April 19, 2016)

France welcomes the decision taken on April 19 by the EU Council of Ministers to set up a new military training and advisory mission in the Central African Republic (EUTM RCA), as France had hoped it would.

Established at the request of Central African President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, this new mission will take over from the current European military advisory mission, EUMAM RCA, which played a positive role in fostering stability in the country. EUTM RCA will help restructure the Central African armed forces to better serve the people and democratic authorities of that country.

This decision reflects the EU’s determination to support the Central African authorities’ efforts to bring about their country’s recovery in every sphere.