Yes to Swedish participation in military operation in Mali

Published: 11 June 2020 at 16.30

The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal that Sweden contribute with an armed force in a multinational military operation in Mali. The Swedish force is estimated, under normal conditions, to consist of a maximum of 150 people up to and including 31 December 2021. The force may be temporarily reinforced with at most 100 people, should the need arise.

The Swedish force will be part of a multinational special task force led by France, and will be assisting Mali's security forces in countering armed terrorist groups on Malian territory, and also to be able to operate on Niger's territory.