New 35-strong military contingent arrives in Central Africa Republic

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 10-01-2019 11:08:00 · 0 Comments
New 35-strong military contingent arrives in Central Africa Republic

A new Portuguese contingent comprising 35 military personnel from the three branches of the armed forces arrived last week in the Central African Republic to join the European Union training mission in that country, military commanders have said.

In a statement released on Sunday, the Armed Forces General Staff (EMGFA)
added that, for the first time, the mission includes a delegation from Brazil’s army consisting of three military personnel who are to stay in the CAR throughout the first half of the year.

According to EMGFA, Portugal’s contingent is the largest in the EU training mission in the African country, totalling 50 members in a mission that in all comprises 187 military personnel.
Brazil now becomes the 12th country to take part in this EU training mission. The mission has contributed to the reform of the defence sector in the CAR, having already advised and trained more than 3,400 men and women in the country’s armed forces.


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