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AFRICOM hosts high level discussions on G5 Sahel region
Whitney Baird, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for West Africa and Security Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs, met with the U.S. Ambassadors to Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger to discuss field perspectives and an overall approach for the Sahel region of Africa, in Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. 8, 2019.
U.S. Ambassador to Mali, Dennis B. Hankins, along with U.S. Ambassadors to Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger and a representative from the Office of Security Cooperation in Chad, participated in discussions about the Sahel region of Africa, in Stuttgart, Germany Oct. 8, 2019. In addition to the Ambassadors, Whitney Baird, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for West Africa and Security Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Africa Command leadership and Foreign Liaison Officers from Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom also participated in the talks which were aimed at creating a shared vision of the way forward among the Sahel countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher)
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Photo 1 of 4: U.S. Ambassador to Mali, Dennis B. Hankins, along with U.S. Ambassadors to Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger and a representative from the Office of Security Cooperation in Chad, participated in discussions about the Sahel region of Africa, in Stuttgart, Germany Oct. 8, 2019. In addition to the Ambassadors, Whitney Baird, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for West Africa and Security Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Africa Command leadership and Foreign Liaison Officers from Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom also participated in the talks which were aimed at creating a shared vision of the way forward among the Sahel countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher) Download full-resolution version
Whitney Baird, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for West Africa and Security Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs, participated in discussions about the Sahel region of Africa, in Stuttgart, Germany Oct. 8, 2019. U.S. Ambassadors to Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger,  a representative from the Office of Security Cooperation in Chad, U.S. Africa Command leadership and Foreign Liaison Officers from Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom also participated in the talks which were aimed at creating a shared vision of the way forward among the Sahel countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher)
4 photos: AFRICOM hosts high level discussions on G5 Sahel region
Photo 2 of 4: Whitney Baird, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for West Africa and Security Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs, participated in discussions about the Sahel region of Africa, in Stuttgart, Germany Oct. 8, 2019. U.S. Ambassadors to Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, a representative from the Office of Security Cooperation in Chad, U.S. Africa Command leadership and Foreign Liaison Officers from Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom also participated in the talks which were aimed at creating a shared vision of the way forward among the Sahel countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher) Download full-resolution version
Whitney Baird (center), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for West Africa and Security Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Africa Command leadership and U.S. Ambassadors to Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and a representative from the Office of Security Cooperation in Chad, participated in discussions about the Sahel region of Africa, in Stuttgart, Germany Oct. 8, 2019. Foreign Liaison Officers from Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom also participated in the talks which were aimed at creating a shared vision of the way forward among the Sahel countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher)
4 photos: AFRICOM hosts high level discussions on G5 Sahel region
Photo 3 of 4: Whitney Baird (center), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for West Africa and Security Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Africa Command leadership and U.S. Ambassadors to Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and a representative from the Office of Security Cooperation in Chad, participated in discussions about the Sahel region of Africa, in Stuttgart, Germany Oct. 8, 2019. Foreign Liaison Officers from Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom also participated in the talks which were aimed at creating a shared vision of the way forward among the Sahel countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher) Download full-resolution version
Foreign Liaison Officers from Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom joined U.S. Africa Command leadership, U.S. Ambassadors to Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, a representative from the Office of Security Cooperation in Chad, and Whitney Baird, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for West Africa and Security Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs, during discussions about the Sahel region of Africa, in Stuttgart, Germany Oct. 8, 2019. The discussions were aimed at creating a shared vision of the way forward among the Sahel countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher)
4 photos: AFRICOM hosts high level discussions on G5 Sahel region
Photo 4 of 4: Foreign Liaison Officers from Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom joined U.S. Africa Command leadership, U.S. Ambassadors to Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, a representative from the Office of Security Cooperation in Chad, and Whitney Baird, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for West Africa and Security Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs, during discussions about the Sahel region of Africa, in Stuttgart, Germany Oct. 8, 2019. The discussions were aimed at creating a shared vision of the way forward among the Sahel countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Ambassador to Mali, Dennis B. Hankins, along with U.S. Ambassadors to Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger and a representative from the Office of Security Cooperation in Chad, participated in discussions about the Sahel region of Africa, in Stuttgart, Germany Oct. 8, 2019. In addition to the Ambassadors, Whitney Baird, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for West Africa and Security Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Africa Command leadership and Foreign Liaison Officers from Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom also participated in the talks which were aimed at creating a shared vision of the way forward among the Sahel countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher)
Whitney Baird, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for West Africa and Security Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs, participated in discussions about the Sahel region of Africa, in Stuttgart, Germany Oct. 8, 2019. U.S. Ambassadors to Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger,  a representative from the Office of Security Cooperation in Chad, U.S. Africa Command leadership and Foreign Liaison Officers from Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom also participated in the talks which were aimed at creating a shared vision of the way forward among the Sahel countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher)
Whitney Baird (center), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for West Africa and Security Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Africa Command leadership and U.S. Ambassadors to Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and a representative from the Office of Security Cooperation in Chad, participated in discussions about the Sahel region of Africa, in Stuttgart, Germany Oct. 8, 2019. Foreign Liaison Officers from Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom also participated in the talks which were aimed at creating a shared vision of the way forward among the Sahel countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher)
Foreign Liaison Officers from Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom joined U.S. Africa Command leadership, U.S. Ambassadors to Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, a representative from the Office of Security Cooperation in Chad, and Whitney Baird, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for West Africa and Security Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs, during discussions about the Sahel region of Africa, in Stuttgart, Germany Oct. 8, 2019. The discussions were aimed at creating a shared vision of the way forward among the Sahel countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher)

Whitney Baird, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for West Africa and Security Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs, met with the U.S. Ambassadors to Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger to discuss field perspectives and an overall approach for the Sahel region of Africa, in Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. 8, 2019. This one-day dialogue also included USAID mission directors, in addition to both Department of State and Defense personnel actively working Sahel issues, and centered around increasing understanding of country/region specific issues, partner nation positions, and their limiting factors.

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