The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has joined military personnel and delegates from 42 countries and organisations, including Nato, UN, EU, AU, Canada, Sweden and US taking part in Military Exercise Endeavour in Lusaka, Zambia.
According to exercise director Navy Commander Bryan MacRoberts, Africa Endeavour is a US-Africa Command’s annual 10-day communications exercise, focusing on interoperability and information sharing among African partners.
“The exercise’s primary objective is to increase the command, control, and communications capacities [C4] of African nations by encouraging interoperable tactics, training, and procedures and creating documented standards that support interoperability,” said MacRoberts.
Malawi has sent five participants to the exercise whose team leader is Colonel Stephine Basiyao.
Said MDF Commander Henry Odillo: “The strategy of working together through multinational and combined training is a commendable one since we find common ground to tackle common threats.
“The notion of working in isolation is no longer applicable, both politically and militarily, because of the dynamic and symmetric nature of our threats.”