Justified Accord Training Reinforces Effort to Combat Terrorism in Somalia.

Addis Ababa:- The two- week Justified Accord 2019 field training will reinforce the commitment of AMISOM to tackle terrorism in Somalia, Coordinator of the training and Deputy Commanding General of United States Army Africa and Southern European Task Force Lapthe Flora said.

In his closing remark, Brigadier General Lapthe Flora said the training has helped the trainees to effectively discharge their duty of fighting against terrorism in Somalia.

Justified Accord Training not only helps to improve the readiness of the peacekeepers to fight terrorism under the umbrella of AMISOM, but also to fulfill peace keeping missions of AU and UN, he added.

According to him, the training has created a favorable environment for building professional friendship among the trainees since they conducted the training as a united individual through overcoming language barriers and cultural diversity, which is the heart of team work.

Brigadier General Flora urged the trainees to apply the knowledge they obtained in the training and replicate them into the operational tactics in AMISOM and facilitate the exit of AMISOM from Somalia.

Ethiopian Peace Support Training Center Head, Brigadier General Habtamu Tilahu said on his part the training would help to overcome the current complicated security problem.

The training that the participant had will have important role in enhancing the peace process in Somalia, he added.

Ethiopia has a long standing commitment to peacekeeping mission and it has been playing its part in maintaining peace and security in East Africa and beyond.

Ethiopia hosted Justified Accord 2019 training for the second time, the first was in 2017.

Ethiopia National Defense Force, United States military, and other partner nations conducted the Justified Accord Training program for two weeks starting July 15, 2019.

Alongside Ethiopia and United States, Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Djibouti, France, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda, United Kingdom and other civil international organizations participated on the training.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency (ENA)