UK and Zambia sign defence cooperation MoU

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The UK and Zambia 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 Defence, signed the MoU in Lusaka on 28 October, the British High Commission in Lusaka reports.
“I am delighted to sign this MOU today on behalf of the UK Government. This will help underpin our bilateral defence relationship and enhance cooperation in several areas,” Melbourne said. “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”.

The acting High Commissioner also thanked the Zambian government for accrediting Colonel Ian Mills as the United Kingdom’s Defence Attaché to Zambia at a ceremony presided over by the Deputy Minister of Defence Christopher Mulenga in Lusaka on 6 October 2015.