July 14Joachim attending meetings at the Danish Embassy in Paris
Joachim had a number of meetings with representatives from the special operations command, Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO), Defense Command Denmark, and the defense team at the Embassy in Paris.
The Danish military has and is buying French military equipment, and plans to deploy a logistic unit to Sahara. Special forces have also operated in Sahara and were scheduled to be deployed there again in a not-so-distant future.
France has lead and carried the main burden in fighting Islamists in central Sahara (the US deal with the western most part of Sahara) but due to the politically unstable situation in Mali in particular (recent military coup), France is now planning to withdraw partially from heading the current international coalition, of which Denmark belongs. Instead, it is hoped that a genuine international coalition will take over, where France will only be one country among many.