FAR and AFRICOM co-organize in Morocco the “Africa Endeavor 2021”

The Royal Armed Forces (FAR), in partnership with the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), organized, from August 16 to 19, the virtual symposium “Africa Endeavor 2021”, with the participation of about twenty from African countries, in addition to African and international organizations.

Africa Endeavor is the annual symposium of leaders of the United States Africa Command, focusing on communications and opportunities to enhance the training and development of the communications capabilities of the armed forces, as well as on the interoperability of operations. multinationals.

The organization of this event is part of the close cooperation between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States and takes place in execution of the High Instructions of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Supreme Chief and Chief of Staff General of the Royal Armed Forces, indicated, on this occasion, Lieutenant-Colonel Adil Allali, Head of the Information and Communication Systems Protection Division of the Signal Inspection of the General Staff of the FAR.

This symposium is part of the exceptional dynamic experienced by the fruitful cooperation between Morocco and the United States, aimed at developing the interoperability of information and communication systems of the armed forces of African countries, in addition to strengthening their security. cybernetics, he said in a statement to M24, the continuous news channel of the MAP.

In this context and in strict compliance with preventive measures against the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, Moroccan and foreign experts and specialists presented presentations to discuss the different facets of interoperability and cybernetic security of military information and communication systems, with a view to exchanging experiences and expertise, noted Lieutenant-Colonel Allali.

For his part, Colonel Jesse Phillips, Director of Command, Control, Communication and Information Systems of AFRICOM, stressed that the objective of this “exceptional” event is to “support our partners to improve their defense capabilities ”.

He also observed that strengthening the interoperability of systems is “essential” to the success of military partnerships across Africa and to the maintenance of security and stability in the region.

Sharing examples of tactics, training, process and standardization, between and within the U.S. military and partners across Africa, also enhances the capabilities of organizations, says an AFRICOM statement. such as the African Standby Force (FAA) led by the African Union, an international, continental and multidisciplinary peacekeeping force, made up of military contingents, police and civilians, to participate in humanitarian missions, assistance and relief.

The symposium, held by videoconference, was attended by military officials from some twenty African countries, in addition to representatives of African and international organizations.

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