Malawi, US  to co-host African Land Forces Summit

The United States and the Republic of Malawi will from Monday to Thursday May 8-11, 2017  co-host the 2017 African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) to be held in Lilongwe.

US Army and MDF Soldiers interacting at a recent training in Malawi. -Photo by the US Embassy Public Affairs Office.

According to a statement from the US Embassy  in Lilongwe, the summit under the theme “Enhancing Capacity through Partnership in Africa” will bring together land force chiefs from across Africa for candid dialogue to discuss and develop cooperative solutions to regional and transregional challenges and threats.

“Senior military leaders from across Africa will have the opportunity to solidify relationships, exchange information on current topics of mutual interest, and encourage cooperation in addressing shared challenges,” reads the statement made available to Nyasa Times.

Delegetes will participate in plenary sessions covering three main topics: critical war fighting and peacemaking skills, building logistics institutions to support military operations, and peacekeeping and peace support operations.

Representatives from the United States and several African militaries will lead detailed discussions during regionally themed breakout meetings.

Participants will also learn about the capabilities of the Malawi Defense Force (MDF) peacekeeping battalion and experience Malawian culture firsthand.

This is the fifth ALFS the United States has co-hosted along with partner militaries in Africa.

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5 years ago

Tell Tanzania to watch out,tell Magufuli to ask koni Joseph about Malawi and MDF,u r finished Tanzania, this is to show who ever wherever u r that Malawi is not a country to play with

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