Zambia Signs Defense Cooperation With UK – MoU
The Zambian government AND THE united Kingdom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding about the provision of UK military training and support to the Zambian Armed Forces.
The Acting British High Commissioner, Sean Melbourne, and Ms. Rose Salukatula, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defense signed the MoU in Lusaka.
“I am delighted to sign this MoU today on behalf of the UK Government. This will help underpin our bilateral defense relationship and enhance cooperation in several areas. In particular, the UK Government will support Zambia’s valuable peacekeeping efforts in the Central African Republic ahead of the deployment of the second Zambian battalion next year,”Mr. Melbourne said.
The acting High Commissioner also thanked the Zambian Government for accrediting Colonel Ian Mills as the United Kingdoms Defense Attaché to Zambia at a ceremony presided over by the Deputy Minister of Defense Christopher Mulenga in Lusaka on 6 October 2015.