Enhancing Peace and Security in the Eastern Africa Region

Meeting with the Chief of the General Staff of Ethiopia National Defence Forces

New Director Meets Ethiopia CGSThe Chief of the General Staff of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Field Marshal Birhanu Jula, hosted the Management of Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) for a Meeting on the 16th May 2023, at Defence Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The new Director, Brig Paul Kahuria Njema, expressed appreciation to the outgoing Director, Brig Gen Getachew Shiferaw Fayisa, for the smooth handover process of EASF Directorship.

The Meeting expressed the urgent importance for the EASF to play a crucial on enhancing Peace and Security in the Region as mandated by the Agreement of Establishment of the Organization and by the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA). Discussions focused on the Security Situation in the Region and the readiness levels of the EASF to perform its mandate.

The EASF delegation was also comprised of the Head of Administration and Finance, Col Mohamed Barkat Aden, the Force Commander, Brig Gen Vincent Gatama, the Chief of Staff of the Logistics Base, Col Ahmed Essa, the Liaison Officer at the AU Commission, Mr Vincent Dindon, and the Executive Assistant of the Director, Mr Irchad Ousseine Djoubeire.

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