Tue. Jul 16th, 2024

Brussels, 10 July 2023

The Council today adopted an assistance measure under the European Peace Facility worth €8.25 million to support the Ghana Armed Forces.

The assistance measure will strengthen the operational capabilities of the military units deployed in the Northern part of the country to fight armed groups, counteract and reduce their opportunities to commit terrorist attacks. Through this assistance measure, the EU will provide relevant non-lethal equipment, such as imagery, engineering, and explosive ordnance disposal equipment to reinforce the security of the armed forces and their capacity to conduct security operations, in full respect of relevant international law, in particular international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Background and next steps

The European Peace Facility was established in March 2021 to finance all Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) actions in military and defence areas, with the aim of preventing conflict, preserving peace and strengthening international security and stability. In particular, the European Peace Facility allows the EU to finance actions designed to strengthen the capacities of third states and regional and international organisations as regards military and defence matters.

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