Malawi Defence Forces delegation of senior officers led by Maj Gen Clement Namangale, the Chief of Staff; is in Rwanda for a four-day visit from 30th November 2014.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Defence, their visit is aimed at fostering military relations between Rwanda and Malawi.
On 1 December 2014, they paid courtesy call on n Minister of Defence, Gen James Kabarebe and the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Patrick Nyamvumba at RDF Headquarters, Kimihurura.
Maj Gen Namangale said that they are in Rwanda “to cement the existing relations between our sister armies”.
He said that they are here to learn from the success story of Rwanda including RDF progress, contribution to Peacekeeping and explore how to renew training exchange programs in Military Training Institutions.
At RDF Headquarters they had a presentation on the threat of FDLR in the region, the role of RDF in nation building and its contribution to international and regional peace and security.
Brig Gen Joseph Nzabamwita said that Malawi is a good friendly country to Rwanda and said that the military cooperation will contribute “to take our relations even to a high level”.
The delegation also visited Gisozi Genocide Memorial where Gen Namangale told the edia that they learnt how decisions made by politicians and military leaders should never divide people either through social classes and races.
He also said that Rwanda teaches the World that “from ashes we can do something”.
During their tour they will visit Defence Institutions and Installations such as Zigama CSS, Military Medical Insurance, Rwanda Military Hospital and Military Schools.