Military Attachés Support Ethiopian Defence Force’s COVID-19 Response

ADDIS ABEBA – Members of Military Attaché Association (MAA), accredited to Ethiopia and African Union, have supported the National Defence Forces’ effort to keep its members safe from COVID-19.

Colonel-Major Souley Mamane, dean of the association, handed over the medical equipment including KN95 masks, sanitizers and thermo-scans to the Ministry of National Defence on Wednesday.

This gesture of solidarity and brotherhood is provided by the members of the Military Attaché Association (MAA) representing in the Ethiopian capital almost 90 Defence forces from the 5 continents.

The association is the largest one in Africa and among the most important ones worldwide.
MAA says, with the latest support, it wants to demonstrate its full solidarity to its Ethiopian counterparts.

The amount of money, usually dedicated to the association activities but canceled due to the COVID-19 epidemic, has been dedicated to this initiative, according to the Association.

“Today’s symbolic action will be followed by others, just to confirm to our Ethiopian brothers that we are
here for the battle, and will be there until we win this war together,” said Senior Colonel Mamane, who is also DA of the Republic of Niger.

“Let me also take this opportunity to congratulate the entire members of MAA for this act of solidarity and brotherhood, and to commend the great team led by the vice-dean for the excellent organization of this event,” he added.