“Security in the Sahel is also security in Europe,” according to Ambassador Angel Losada Fernandez, the EU Special Representative for the Sahel. In this interview with the Africa Center, Ambassador Losada discusses the European Union’s strategy in the region, which concentrates on the nexus between security and development. The four pillars of the strategy are youth, the fight against radicalization, migration, and illicit trafficking. Ambassador Losada has been in his current role since 2015 and previously served in numerous diplomatic positions, including as the Permanent Representative of Spain to ECOWAS from 2006-2011.
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