NEWS: U.S.,ETHIOPIA TO CONDUCT JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE


Justified Accord is a military exercise focusing on African partner capability and interoperability in support of a United Nations/Africa union peace keeping operations (PKO)

Addis Abeba, July 10/2019- The U.S. military, in partnership with the Ethiopia National Defense Force (ENDF), militaries from the nations of Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Djibouti, France, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda, United Kingdom and participating international organizations such as the United Nations offices, African Union, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Institute of Peace nd the International Committee of the Red Cross, will conduct Justified Accord (JA) 2019, a command headquarter and company-level field training exercise, July 15-31, the US embassy in Addis Abeba said in a statement.

“JA19 is an exercise designed to enhance the capacity and capability of participating staff and forces in peacekeeping operations in support of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).”

Approximately 1,100 military and government personnel will participate in the annual, combined, joint military exercise. Ethiopia, a significant contributor of peacekeeping troops to United Nations and African Union peacekeeping missions on the African continent, previously hosted Justified Accord in 2017.

The exercise will include headquarters staff training, land force maneuvers and culminate with a platoon-level demonstration. “This exercise will increase interoperability and help participating military forces enhance readiness and the skills required to support peacekeeping operations and promote regional security,” the statement said. Read More...

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