The Chief of General Staff of The Defence Forces of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, His Excellency Field Marshal Birhanu Jula today, 29th February 2024 paid a courtesy call on Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), General Francis Ogolla, at the Defence Headquarters in Nairobi.

H.E Field Marshal Birhanu Jula inspected a half guard of honour mounted by the Kenya Air Force. He later proceeded to a closed door meeting with the CDF and a delegation of General and Senior Officers from both militaries.

The meeting focused on enhancing military relations stemming from the rich cordial relationship between Kenya and Ethiopia.

The two nations affirmed commitment to regional peace and security, noting the shared security threats along the common border such as contraband, trade, drugs, and human trafficking.

Both General Ogolla and Field Marshal Jula expressed their commitment to fostering closer military ties and working together to address common security threats facing the region as well as enhance military training.

The field Marshall also had the opportunity to visit the National Defence College Kenya (NDC-K), where he was received by the NDC-K Commandant Major General Rashid Elmi. His Excellency’s visit to NDC-K highlights the significance of continuous learning and professional development in the strategic military sphere.

He later visited the Uhuru Gardens National Monument and Museum (UGNM&M), where he was received by the Director UGNM&M Colonel Catherine Lagat. He was taken on a museum tour in order to delve into Kenyan history.

During his visit, His Excellency the Field Marshal also had an opportunity to interact with the Service Commanders, General Officers and Senior Officers both at the Defence Headquarters and at the National Defence College Kenya.

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