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Rwanda Defence Force sends a Contingent for Exercise in Bangladesh

Gako, 21 February 2018

A Contingent of 40 Personnel of Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) is set to participate in a 3 weeks Multinational Peace Support Operations (PSO) Exercise in Bangladesh from 26 February to 12 March 2018. A total of 780 peacekeepers from 40 countries are expected to participate in this Exercise. 

The Exercise codenamed ‘SHANTI DOOT 4’ aims at building capacity of the Armed Forces of troops contributing countries in the United Nations Peace Operations and also get an opportunity to share their natural cultural values.

The ACOS, Lt Gen Jacques Musemakweli briefing the Contingent at RMA Gako

In a briefing at RMA Gako, on 21 February 2018, the Army Chief of Staff (ACOS), Lt Gen Jacques Musemakweli urged RDF officers and troops, led by Lt Col Theodore Gakuba and due to depart for the exercise on Friday 23 February 2018, to reflect RDF values and be good ambassadors of Rwanda during the multinational Exercise.“Our culture as RDF should be reflected during the exercise. Keep in mind the core values of RDF, keep your discipline very high and exercise high level of professionalism.  You have to be very smart and respect RDF posture in whatever you will be doing. You should showcase Rwandan Culture through cultural performances from different countries that will be represented.” the ACOS briefed the Contingent.

The Multinational Peacekeeping Exercise is jointly organized by the US Pacific Command (US PACOM), a unified combatant command of the United States Armed Forces responsible for the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and US Africa Command (US AFRICOM) as well as Bangladesh as the Host nation.

The PSO exercise will take place at the Bangladesh Institute of PSO Training (BIPSOT) at Rajendrapur Cantonment, Gazipur area, Central Bangladesh. 


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