United States inaugurates language laboratory in Guinea-Bissau’s armed forces

The United States and Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday inaugurated a language laboratory in the Armed Forces to support the development of the English language skills of Guinean military personnel, the US embassy announced.
“In today’s complex security landscape, it is more important than ever that our security forces continue to build capacity and that we find new ways to collaborate to address common challenges”, said US Ambassador Michael Raynor, quoted in the press release.
According to the diplomat, the “language laboratory will also help open avenues for the United States and Guinea-Bissau to explore new partnerships.”
“Our developing defense partnership will be rooted in common values,” the U.S. ambassador stressed, adding that the language lab will allow the military of both countries to work “more closely,” which will help find “new areas to collaborate.”
The United States has an embassy representation in Guinea-Bissau, which is based in Senegal. Ambassador Michael Raynor began a few days’ visit to Bissau on Tuesday.
As part of his visit, the American ambassador met with the Secretary of State for Communities, Salomé Santos Allouche, and with the Minister of Defense, Marciano Silva Barbeiro.
During his stay, the ambassador is also expected to meet with government partners, civil society and the private sector to “emphasize the United States’ continued commitment to security, economic growth and democracy in Guinea-Bissau,” the diplomatic office said in a post on the social network Facebook.

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