Ethiopia-US military training launched in the capital Addis Ababa

Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Djibouti, France, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda, and the United Kingdom are also taking part in the Ethiopia-US military training

Ethiopia _ U.S. military training.
Opening ceremony of the military training in Addis Ababa. Photo : courtesy of U.S. embassy in Addis Ababa

borkena
July 15, 2019

Ethiopian and US Defense Force kicked off today joint military training is officially opened at Peace Support Training Center, Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, on Monday, July 15, 2019, according to a press release sent to borkena.

Present during the opening ceremony were Ato Fisseha Woldesenbet (State Minister for Ethiopian Minister of Defense), Major General Yimer Ali (Ethiopian National Defense Forces Representative) and Brigadier General Habtamu Tilahun ( Commander of the Ethiopian National Defense Force Peacekeeping Center and exercise co-director) 

From U.S. armed forces, Major General Roger Cloutier (U.S. Army Africa commanding general)  and Brigadier General Lapthe Flora (U.S. Army Africa deputy commanding general and exercise co-director) were present. 

U.S Ambassador to Ethiopia, Michael Raynor, made a remark during the ceremony.  

“we’re enormously grateful for Ethiopia’s steadfast commitment to hosting and participating in this exercise,” he said.  He also extended his “sincere gratitude” to participating nations: Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Djibouti, France, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda, and the United Kingdom. 

DW Amharic reported that the number of participants is about 1100. 

Representatives of international organizations are also participating in the exercise.  

With regard to the motive of the training, DW Amharic reported that it aims to foster military skill and preparedness in  Eastern Africa – the part of Africa where Al-Shabab Militants are still a threat. 

Ambassador Michael Raynor described Ethiopia as “the world’s largest contributor to global peacekeeping forces, and an essential partner in security cooperation efforts in the Horn of Africa, and beyond.” 

The 16 days long military training has a field exercise component which will take place at the Ethiopian National Defense Force’s training center in Hurso which is close to Dire Dawa.

The training is expected to happen every year.



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4 Responses to "Ethiopia-US military training launched in the capital Addis Ababa"

  1. rezen   July 16, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Subject: Ethiopia-US military training launched in the capital Addis Ababa, borkena, July 15, 2019 borkena com

    Commentary, 16 July 2019
    Hey! What is going on ?!?!
    1. “Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Djibouti, France, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda, and the United Kingdom are also taking part in the Ethiopia-US military training” in Ethiopia!!!!
    2. “Ethiopian and US Defense Force kicked off today joint military training is officially opened at Peace Support Training Center, Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, on Monday, July 15, 2019, according to a press release sent to borkena”
    3. “The 16 days long military training has a field exercise component which will take place at the Ethiopian National Defense Force’s training center in Hurso which is close to Dire Dawa.
    4. The training is expected to happen every year.

    Starting from No. 4, I admit, the project can be ‘money making’ undertaking for Ethiopia with all sorts of foreigners roaming around and spending money on all sorts of things which includes the ancient human practice of night life that I would not spell it out here in family website!!!! And Ethiopia’s beauty was, and still, unparalleled anywhere around the Globe.
    A little story may shed light on what I am talking about. An African Brother met an Ethiopian in Switzerland for training. After the usual exchange of greetings and identifications, the African Brother lamented that he never visited Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Without waiting for the reaction of WHY, he lamented that when it comes to Ethiopia, he said, it was only his Boss who rushed to go to Ethiopia! No one else! This time, the Ethiopian asked: WHY!? The answer was simple: Quote ”because of your beautiful women” Unquote!!!!!

    Dear Reader, just smile and bear it. Ahhh… what a nostalgia of Nefas Silk and other night spots of entertainments of years and years gone by with the wind.
    ውድ አንባብያን፡ ታሪኩ እውነትም ሆኖ፣ ለፈገግታ ያህል ምሆኑን በትህትና አሳስባለሁ። ለዘለፋ አይደለም። እንዲያውም ተመሳሳይ የታሪክ ቦታ የሆነችውን ውድ ፓሪስ ፣ የፈረንሳይ ከተማ፣ ስናስታውስ ሁለቱም ከተሞች በየበኩላቸው የሚያንጸባርቅ ተወዳጅ ሰእል አላቸው።

    Having diverted slightly to other topic, I now return to Items No.1, 2 and 3 above. But to be honest, I am lost as to what they are talking about. In any case, I honestly do not believe that the yearly gathering is essential to the development of Ethiopia. In my opinion, socio-economic and political development are the most essential and urgent elements in Ethiopia — for that matter, in the entire Continent of Africa. I am somewhat surprised that my favorite Prime Minister of Ethiopia fell for it >>> unless he has a hidden agenda that will — once again — delightfully surprise us all. THE END

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  2. Lulu   July 17, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Belu, yeityopia neger aketemelat weys? Endet engida bihon niw yihe neger, beteleyem ende agerat yalu talian chemiro. Lebego yehun becha. Ityooia ye AU bota selehonech yihon? Aby, ageritun bemaninetua telacha lerasu alama asalfo liset niw, sigate lagerachin hezboch beteley amarawen lematfat zigijit lai yalu yemeslal. Notice yaderekut, abzagnaw wede protestant haimanot yetekeyerew, endelibu endemihonena ortodox kerestianun lematfat yetezegaju yemeslal. Enezih kehadiwoch protestant yehonu, hezb eyemote kaltenageru, ityooian kemigodu gon legon yekomu yemeslal. Endafe ayadergew becha. Lezih lezih kemanawkew, yemenakew telat Weyane ayeshalim neber? Leyu hail yaseletenut eko englizoch neberu beyekelelu, lemin? Ageritun lemekefafel tenkara yekeliloch toroch menor alebet erse berse lemegedadel.

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  3. tayitu   July 17, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    tiru neger tenagersh lulu

    nechoch yeruwabda ilkit mesariya setitewal siltena sititewal bekirbu yenebekut inpho

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  4. Humanity and Civilization   July 24, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    What is the purpose of all those countries taking training in Ethiopia? Why did they pick Addis Ababa out of so many countries? I never trust the Europeans!!

    They come in different forms and shapes (as kind and evil) and imposing their culture on Africa. As when Italy was eager to enslave Ethiopians it comes up with as sweet word. That was to take Ethiopians out of darkness by bringing civilization. Then comes mass killings, murdering, poisoning, raping our women and bringing many foreign sexually transmitted diseases, prostitution, bad habits and cultures that our forefathers never wanted.

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