Addis Ababa ( Ethiopia Today) February 13, 2023: – Ethiopian National Defense Force Chief of Staff Field Marshal Birhanu Jula said members of the East African Standby Force (EASF) have mobilized necessary manpower and financial resources for the effectiveness of the force’s mission.
A two-day 31st ordinary session of the eastern Africa committee of chiefs of defence and security is underway in Addis Ababa, according to Ethiopian National Defence Force.
In his keynote address, Field Marshal Birhanu Jula, Chief of Staff of Ethiopian National Defence Force hailed member countries which are providing all-round support to EASF, a regional organization whose mandate is to enhance peace and security in the Eastern Africa region.
The Chief of staff pointed out that terrorism, unconstitutional change of governments and transboundary crimes are frequently committed in the African continent.
Field Marshal Birhanu expressed hope that the 31st ordinary session of the eastern Africa committee of chiefs of defence and security would present practical proposals to solve these problems.
East African Standby Force Director Brigadier General Getachew Shiferaw said in the past few days, various views were expressed on the overall institutional structure of the East African Standby Force.
The East African Standby Force has also deliberated on various documents which are very important to its administrative activities as well as for deployment and development in the future.