Sudan : Khartoum host of the 25th assembly of East Africa’s policy-making organs

The East African Standby Force (EASF) has begun recruiting civilians who will be trained, growing its numbers even before the force is deployed in the region. Photo : REUTERS

NEWSROOM (ADV) – The 25th ordinary session of the policy-making organs of the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) on Thursday kicked off in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

Abdillahi Omar Bouh, director of EASF, addressing the meeting, said that the force continues to execute its mission on maintaining to operational readiness in training programs with focus on integrated multidimensional standby force to respond to emerging crises.

“I assure you that the force remains committed to execute its mandate of enhancing peace and security in the eastern African region,” he noted.

Sudan’s Deputy Chief of Joint Staff, Essam-Eddin Mubarak Habeeballa, for his part, stressed the need to set up polices to sustain the EASF.

“The situation necessitates sustaining this force by setting up flexible polices and fixed programs that enhance and develop its capabilities to help in its deployment and exploitation in the future,” said Habeeballa.

Established in 2004, EASF is one of the five regional multidimensional forces of the African Standby Force, assigned to enhance peace and security in the eastern African region.

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