KIGALI, (Xinhua) -- Military
forces from the East African region, the United States and the European Union (EU)
on Tuesday kicked off a two-week joint military training exercise in Rwanda.
Accord 2018 exercise from Aug. 14 to 29 in Rwanda Military Academy-Gako in
southern Rwanda consists of a command post exercise and a medical readiness
is reportedly aimed to improve the capability of Eastern African countries to
respond to regional security threats.
exercise is very important because it will contribute to the strengthening of
participants’ capacities by sharing their knowledge and experience,” said
Patrick Nyamvumba, Chief of Defence Staff of Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), at the
launch of the exercise at the academy.
remains committed to giving its contribution towards achieving global peace, he
will include scenarios related to conducting peacekeeping operations under the
United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central
drill will enhance East African troops’ preparedness and readiness to respond to
threats in security across the region, said Lapthe Flora, assistant adjutant for
strategic initiatives for the U.S. Virginia Army National Guard,
has attracted military personnel from Botswana, Gabon, Germany, Malawi, Morocco,
the Netherlands, the Republic of Congo, Senegal, the United States, Zambia and
Rwanda as well as the United Nations (UN) and International Committee of Red
is a military exercise focusing on Africa’s capability and interoperability in
support of peace keeping operations of the UN and the African Union.