Mihova salutes peace keeping drills

ZAMBIA Army Commander Lieutenant General Paul Mihova says he is impressed with the level of the on-going peace-keeping training of military personnel at the Namking in Mikango in Chongwe.
More than 800 troops are participating in the united stated-let Southern Accord exercise at Namking battle training area near Lusaka, showcasing skills in peace keeping operations, disaster relief and aeromedical evacuation.
But Gen Mihova said the exercises which have attracted troops from 13 African countries and is jointly operated with the united states Army was of great benefit to Zambia as it was aimed at enhancing relations between Zambian defence forces and the US army.
The army commander said the ultimate goal of the Southern Accord was to increase cooperation in order to foster peace and stability in the region and across the African continent.
And US army captain Jason Welch said the commitment of the US army to Southern Africa was long term and assured of more continued joint peace keeping exercises in the future.
The showcasing of peace keeping skills was witnessed by army commanders from all the 13 participating countries.-ZANIS

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