There was an large turn out during this years Shared Accord, a yearly exercise that is meant to improve global military personnel’s ability to work together and maintain peace.
Personnel from over twenty-six countries came.
The exercise, which commenced on Wednesday, will last until the end of the month and the Rwanda Defense Force (RDF), the United States Military, Several African Nations, the European Union and other international organizations, will conduct it.
The opening ceremony was held at the RDF Combat Training Center, in Gabiro.
This is the second time this exercise will be conducted in Rwanda after the successful Exercise Shared Account 18 that took place in August last year.
This exercise is expected to be conducted along with a related Command Post exercise (CPX) at Rwanda Military Academy-Gako and a Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) at Rwanda Military Hospital in Kanombe.
Participants are from Belgium, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Egypt, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, USA, Eswatini, Italy, Lesotho and Zambia.