Rwanda Defense Force (RDF), the United States Military, African nations, the European Union with other International Organizations, will conduct a Field Training Exercise (FTX) codenamed Exercise Shared Accord 19, from 14 – 29 August 2019 at the RDF Combat Training Centre – Gabiro.

The exercise will be conducted along with related Command Post Exercise (CPX) at Rwanda Military Academy-Gako and a Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) at Rwanda Military Hospital in Kanombe according to the communique at the RDF official website.

The opening ceremony will take place at the RDF Combat Training Centre-Gabiro, tomorrow, August 14, 2019 at the RDF Combat Training Centre – Gabiro.

It will be the second time for Rwanda to host the event after a successful exercise Shared Accord 18 that took place at Rwanda Military Academy- Gako in August last year.

Shared Accord is a military exercise focusing on African partner capability and interoperability in support of a United Nations/African Union Peace Keeping Operations (PKO). The exercise seeks to enhance positive bilateral and regional relationships in austere environments among participating partners.

The exercise also helps build partnership among participants and is designed to improve their capability to respond to regional security threats. This exercise will include scenarios related to conducting peacekeeping operations during the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic.

The 19th edition will involve 1200 participants from Belgium, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, DRC, Egypt, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, USA and Zambia.

The Express News

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