The Government proposes that Sweden should continue to participate in the existing UN mission in Mali. According to the proposal, Sweden will participate with an armed force consisting of a maxim of 470 persons until 31 December 2020. The Swedish contribution in 2020 will consist of a light infantry company. The proposal will apply on condition that the mandate for the force is extended by the UN Security Council. In 2014, the Government and the Riksdag took a decision that Sweden should participate in the peace mission in Mali, after having received a request from the UN. Since then, Sweden's participation has been extended annually.
The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.