But it should not raise questions about transforming the Bundeswehr into a global intervention force.
"This is not an intervention force to stop fighting between the two sides, that will be a political effort," he said.
"Why is it that Africa is the only continent being called upon to set up its own intervention force?"
"Without intervention forces, we will never have a cease-fire," he added.
The principle of two independent intervention forces was also approved.
In contrast to intervention forces they are intended for peacekeeping operations of longer duration.
I understand the problems, but an armed intervention force would give everyone the opportunity to seek a political solution.
All these years later, what has become of this European intervention force?
Mediation will only succeed if an international intervention force is set up for Burundi.
We need a protected humanitarian area, complete with intervention forces.