The G5 Sahel member countries’ heads of state and the French President met in Pau, France, today, 13 January 2020, to discuss the situation in the G5 Sahel region.
The heads of state reaffirmed their shared determination to fight together against the terrorist groups operating in the (…)
France is committed to the principle of national independence and mindful of the need to protect its interests in the world and uphold democratic values. It pays special attention to its defence policy and has constantly adapted it to changing threats and developments in the international environment.
The strategic situation has changed radically. There has been a lasting deterioration in the international situation with greater unpredictability, a very substantial aggravation of risks stemming from the continuing proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and a shift in the scale of terrorist threats. Europe’s defence policy has developed with France’s active support and implies a greater commitment to building up European military capabilities.