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17.03.2008 General News

DefenceFrance, Ghana cooperate

By Accra Mail
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Lieutenant Colonel Pierre Marcel, Defence attaché at the French Embassy, has paid a courtesy call on Brigadier General Amedoh, Head of Training Programmes for the Ghanaian Armed Forces at Burma Camp in Accra.

Mr. Marcel was accompanied by Lieutenant Colonel Richard Decombe, Military Adviser also at the French Embassy.

They discussed the opportunities for the Ghanaian Armed Forces to be part of French cooperation programmes.

The first programme is aimed at providing to the senior staff of the Ghanaian Armed Forces the possibility of studying in the best French schools in France like the Ecole d'Etat-Major and the Collège interarmées de defense.

The second programme is giving the opportunity to Ghanaian officers and NCOs to go to the West African military schools.

These kinds of training are not only for French speaking staff. French and English are both used for major part of these military trainings. The Ghana Armed Forces can participate in these programmes even if they are not French speaking.

Brigadier Amedoh expressed his gratitude to the French officials and assured them that this year he will find 10 people from the three services to be part of the programmes but already a French speaking Ghanaian officer has been assured of a one year study at the Collège Interarmées of Paris.

Source: French Embassy, Accra.

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