Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

Discussions on Planning of Diplomats' Meeting Kick Off

The EASF Director, Dr Abdillahi Omar Bouh, held a crucial meeting with the Chairperson of Friends of EASF who is also the Danish Defence Attache to Kenya, Colonel Joern Rasmussen at the Secretariat in Karen, Nairobi, on 9th March 2018.

The meeting focused on initiating planning procedures for a high level ambassadorial meeting during which further discussions on EASF's engagement in Peace Support Operations (PSOs) within

the region will be held. Friends of EASF is a large group of economically affluent countries inside the global leadership portfolio which teamed up to pursue the goal of attaining a conflict free Eastern Africa region. The group usually holds annual meetings with the regional peace-keeper to discuss operational as well as strategic plans for the year in question and beyond.

Before his appointment as the Danish Defence Attache and Chairman of Friends of EASF in the first quarter of 2017, Colonel Rasmussen had served as the Danish Technical Advisor to EASF for a couple of years. He is credited for the initiation and accomplishment of many projects within the organization in course of his period of service. Some of the most memorable ones include the procurement of the Start-Up Kit as well as Communications' equipment for an EASF Forward Force Headquarters.

On behalf of EASF, Dr. Bouh thanked the Friends of EASF for their unequivocal support over the years. He expressed his commitment towards bringing the Standby Force to a new level, able to deliver on its mandate in the most efficient manner possible.

During the meeting, the Director was accompanied by the Military Assistant, Lt. Col. David Chesire.

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