French forces donated military vehicles and equipment to Army of Djibouti 2202143

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Defence & Security News - Djibouti

 
 
Saturday, February 22, 2014 10:08 AM
 
French forces donated military vehicles and equipment to Army of Djibouti.
French forces in Djibouti on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, donated military vehicles and equipment to the Djiboutian contingent expected to join the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the Djiboutian Information Agency reported.
     
French forces in Djibouti on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, donated military vehicles and equipment to the Djiboutian contingent expected to join the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the Djiboutian Information Agency reported.
Djiboutian Army 1st Rapid Action Regiment
     

Djibouti's Minister of Defence Hassan Darar Houffaneh presided over the donation to the Hill 2 contingent, with French Ambassador to Djibouti René Forceville in attendance.

Houffaneh thanked the French forces for their support to Djibouti's efforts to maintain peace and security in the Horn of Africa.

Forceville praised Djibouti's role in promoting security in Somalia and the region.

In December 2013, The Djiboutian army (DJAF) has received 26 new Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 vehicles purchased with funds from the United States Foreign Military Financing Programme (FMFP), the Djiboutian Information Agency reported.

The FMFP is a logistical and operational support programme for the deployment of an additional Djiboutian troops to reinforce the African Union (AU) soldiers in Somali.

 

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