On 23 February 2018, the European Commission is hosting the International High Level Conference on the Sahel in Brussels with the African Union, the United Nations and the G5 Sahel group of countries. The conference will focus on strengthening international support to Africa's Sahel countries in the areas of security and development, notably through the G5 Sahel Joint Force.
The African led G5 Sahel Joint Force aims to improve regional security and fight terrorist groups. The EU, through the African Peace Facility, provided an initial contribution of €50 million to help establish the Joint Force.
Read more about the EU's partnership with the G5 Sahel countries: