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S2EP7 - EUTM Mali

In this episode we speak to Lieutenant Austin Doyle and Sergeant Valerie Cole about their experiences training Malian Armed Forces troops while serving with the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) to Mali.

Irish personnel have been involved with EUTM Mali since February 2013. EUTM Mali trains and advises the Malian Armed Forces - MAF - under the control of legitimate civilian authorities. This is done through the provision of training for the benefit of the Malian Armed Forces unit capabilities, training and advice in command and control, logistical chain and human resources and training on international humanitarian law, the protection of civilians and human rights.

The Irish Defence Forces Podcast aims to provide interesting content on all aspects of the Irish military. It is a production of the Defence Forces Public Relations Branch.