Marching Orders

Botswana to Host African Land Forces Summit 2019

ADDIS ABABA – Over 40 African nations including Ethiopia are set to attend this year’s Host African Land Forces Summit 2019 in Gaborone, Botswana, the organizers said.

The Botswana Ground Forces Commander, Maj. Gen. Molefi M. Seikano will co-host the event with U.S. Army Africa commanding general, Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier Jr. on behalf of Gen. Mark A. Milley, U.S. Army Chief of Staff.

The theme for this year’s ALFS is “Strengthening Partner Networks.”

Nearly fifty land force chiefs and representatives from across Africa are expected to attend the seventh annual Summit, which will run from June 24-27, 2019.

Over the four-day summit, the land force chiefs will exchange information on current topics of mutual interest, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Public Affairs.

They are also expected to engage in candid dialogue to develop cooperative solutions to address trans-regional challenges and threats.

Ethiopia will be the only horn African nation to part take in the summit that will attract officials from 41 other nations and the United States.