Morocco: ‘African Lion 2021’ Drill to be Conducted on June 7

Following the high instructions of King Mohammed VI, Supreme Commander and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces, the joint Moroccan-US exercise “African Lion 2021” will take place on June 7-18, 2021, in the regions of Agadir, Tifnit, Tan Tan, Mehbes, Tafraout, Ben Guerir and Kenitra, and will involve thousands of troops from several countries and a very large number of land, air and sea equipment.

In addition to the United States and the Kingdom of Morocco, the 17th edition of this exercise will see the participation of Great Britain, Brazil, Canada, Tunisia, Senegal, the Netherlands, Italy as well as that of the Atlantic Alliance, in addition to military observers from nearly thirty countries representing Africa, Europe and America, says a statement by the General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR).

“African Lion 2021” is one of the major exercises jointly organized and led by the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) and the Royal Armed Forces, with a view to consolidating cooperation and training, increasing interoperability as well as promoting the exchange of experience and knowledge between the various military components in order to enable them to reach their full operational capacity, the statement concludes.

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