In line with enhanced capacity building and military diplomacy, the Chief of Army Staff Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, is today Monday 8th May 2017, attending the African Land Forces Summit 2017 at the Main Auditorium, Bingu Mutharika Convention Center (BICC), Lilongwe, Malawi.
The Summit which has the theme “Enhancing Capacity Through Partnership in Africa”, is being attended by African Land Forces Commanders (Chiefs of Army Staff) across the continent.
Also in attendance were His Excellency, Professor Peter Mutharika, President of Malawi, (who was ably represented by Mr. Claus Chilima, Vice President of Malawi), Honorable Mary Beth Leonard, U.S., Representative to the African Union, General Daniel B. Allyn Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army, General Griffin “Spoon” Phiri, Chief of Defense Forces, Malawi Defence Forces, amongst others.
The Summit will feature presentations on; “Critical War fighting and Peacemaking Skills”, “Military Leadership” and “Standardizing Forces and Concepts” by eminent personalities and senior military officers.
The submit is the 7th in the series and the most attended Summit with representatives from 43 African countries.