RWANDA: EAC Military Intelligence Chiefs review regional security situation
19.09.2017-Kigali/ Military Intelligence Chiefs from across the East African region are convened in Rubavu District for three days to review the regional security situation.
The meeting, which ran from 13-15 September 2017, was expected to strengthen networking within EAC Defence Forces.
Opening the gathering, the Rwanda Defence Force Army Chief of Staff, Maj General Jacques Musemakweli noted that intelligence sharing is an important aspect of international cooperation. He pointed out that sharing experiences lay the foundation for the EAC Member States – and their armed forces – to work together in response to any future crisis.
"Military intelligence plays a pivotal role in preserving national security. We must provide accurate information to guide decision makers,” Maj Gen Musemakweli said.
Gen Musemakweli reminded the intelligence chiefs of the various terror groups roaming in forests or elsewhere across the region. These include the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), and Al-Shabab.
EAC Chiefs/Directors of Military Intelligence meet four times a year. The gathering rotates among the EAC Partner States.
Government of the Republic of Rwanda.
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