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General Maio visits the Central African Republic

15/02/2021 - 08:40
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The Deputy Director and Chief of Staff of the Military Planning and Conduct Capability (MPCC) Major General Maio visited the EU’s Training Mission in the Central African Republic (EUTM CAR) between 7 and 10 February 2021.

During the visit, he met the CAR President, H.E. Prof Touadera, the Prime Minister, the Minister of Defense and the Chief of Defense. He also visited the EU Delegation in Bangui, the African Union Observer Mission, the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), and met with the French and US ambassadors and MINUSCA representatives.

In his address to EUTM RCA’s personnel, Major General Maio pledged the MPCC’s full support and confidence in the EUTM’s commitment, in particular during the current challenging political, security and health environment.

General Maio supervised the work recently done by EUTM and discussed the current and future activities in support of CAR Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence with CAR authorities.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenging political and security situation, the EU’s and EUTM RCA’s work remain highly visible, credible and well appreciated by the CAR political and military authorities, as well as by the international partners for its contribution to the Defence Sector Reform and the capacity building of the Armed Forces of Central Africa.