Chief of Ethiopia National Defence Force H.E. Field Marshal General Birhanu Jula Galalcha on Wednesday, 30th March 2022 paid a courtesy call on Chief of the Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi at the Defence Headquarters in Nairobi.
H.E Field Marshal General Birhanu inspected a half Guard of Honour mounted by Kenya Air Force troops and later held a closed-door meeting with the CDF and, a delegation of General and Senior Officers from both militaries.
Field Marshal General Birhanu also met the Cabinet Secretary for Defence Hon. Eugene Wamalwa in his office at the Defence Headquarters.
The meetings centred around bilateral defence relations, training and cooperation particularly in regards to support for the East Africa Standby Force (EASF) operations.
EASF is currently holding a Command Post Exercise dubbed, ‘Mashariki Salaam’ in Nairobi with the aim of assessing its structures and member states in planning, preparation and execution of multi-dimensional peace support operations.
The visiting CDF is expected to attend the Exercise’s closing ceremony scheduled for Thursday, 31st March 2022 in Karen, Nairobi.