Sign In or Register | Sunday, November 19, 2017
AfricaTeam,   10/16/2017 10:13:36 AM Add AfricaTeam as a Friend | Send Message
Africa See Profile
UK Sponsors East Africa Standby Force Map Exercise

 British Defence Attaché hands over certificates to East Africa Standby Force (EASF) Logistic Map Exercise participants.


LONDON, United Kingdom, October 16, 2017/APO/ --

On 13 October, British Defence Attaché to Ethiopia, Colonel Matt Munro handed over certificates to East Africa Standby Force (EASF) military personnel who completed logistic map exercise at the EASF headquarters in Addis Ababa. The 21 EASF military personnel drawn out of Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Rwanda, Kenya, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda attended a five day long training.

The training, sponsored by the UK, is one of the four training events arranged by British Peace Support Team (BPST) East Africa in the lead up to the Field Training Exercise being held in Sudan in November. It brought together EASF logistics officers from both the police and military together and helped them exercise roles before being deployed into peace support operations.

 

A well trained strong EASF is key to enhancing peace and security in the East African region

The other training were the Mission Head Quarter training held in Kenya in September, Force training held in Uganda in September and Battle Group and Sector training which is currently taking place in Uganda.

Defence Attaché, Colonel Munro said:

''Peace and security are important for the UK and the East African region. I believe a well trained strong EASF is key to enhancing peace and security in the East African region. Building the capacities of EASF’s military personnel is one important way of ensuring these efforts.''

 

''Logistics is an important area for capacity development of military personnel. This particular exercise will have a significant role in equipping officers for the field training exercise in Sudan next month.''

The UK has supported the EASF capacity building efforts since 2010 and will continue its support to enhance Global peace and security.

 

 

Distributed by APO on behalf of United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
 

Tags:UK Sponsors East Africa Standby Force Map Exercise
Bookmark and Share Email Email to Friends Print Print
0
Comments(0)
Please Sign In  or Register  to post a comment.
UserName:
Password:

 
Most Popular



Push
Post a New Story from your Account, then Vote for it Here by clicking Push
Latest Forums
Latest Polls
Links
Tags
    Nigeria    Kenya    
South Africa    Ghana    
Egypt    Ethiopia    Zimbabwe    Uganda    Tanzania    
Africa    Kenya a Hot bed of Investments    Test    Pope Francis On Safari In Kenya    Malawi    Sudan    The 2nd Pan-African Cultural Festival Photos    Tunisia    2010 World Cup Draw: Which Country Has the Hottest Fans?    DRC Congo    
Site Map | Help | Send Feedback | Contact us | User Agreement | Privacy | About us | Advertise
Copyright © 2016-2017 Africa Updates Inc. All rights reserved