US Africa Command to open office in Zambia

The US (US) authorities has introduced that the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) will open an Workplace of Safety Cooperation on the U.S. Embassy in Zambia, geared toward strengthening the muse of the U.S.- Zambia shared safety pursuits.

The brand new Workplace of Safety Cooperation will improve navy to navy relations and increase areas of cooperation in drive administration, modernization, {and professional} navy training for the Zambian safety forces.

This announcement was made by the AFRICOM Deputy Director for Technique, Engagement, and Applications Peter Bailey, when he met with President Hakainde Hichilema throughout his go to to Zambia.

Brig. Gen Bailey counseled President Hichilema and his new daybreak administration for its steadfast dedication to regional peace and stability and reiterated that the U.S. authorities seems to be ahead to constructing on its robust bilateral ties with Zambia to reinforce safety cooperation

He additionally praised the Zambian Defence Power for its professionalism and contributions to United Nations peacekeeping missions.

He’s later anticipated to fulfill with the Minister of Protection, Ambrose Lufuma, and symbolize AFRICOM on the official opening ceremony for the beginning of pre-deployment coaching for the eighth Zambia Battalion (ZAMBATT VIII).

The U.S. authorities has for the reason that 12 months 2014 invested over 136 million kwacha ($8 million) in help for seven iterations of pre-deployment coaching for Zambian Battalions deployed to the United Nations Multidimensional Stabilization Mission within the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

That is contained in a press assertion by the US embassy made accessible to the media in Lusaka right now.

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