Senegal, Tunisia, and Spain who took part in last year’s exercises as observers, will host some of the maneuvers.
Rabat – The 2020 US-Morocco joint military exercises “African Lion” will see parts of the training operations taking place in Senegal, Tunisia, and Spain, reported Far-Maroc, a website that specializes in military news.
African Lion is scheduled from March 23 to April 3 and is designed to enhance the interoperability of joint action among partner countries in the face of global terrorism.
The annual maneuvers, led by the United States Command for Africa (AFRICOM) and the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces (FAR), are an opportunity to consolidate military cooperation and training, as well as the exchange of experience and expertise.
About 5,000 military personnel from the United States, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Tunisia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, Australia, the Netherlands, and Portugal will take part in the 2020 African Lion.
In Morocco alone, there will be an exercise on medical readiness, a large-scale exercise with live ammunition, as well as air and sea exercises and front-line training.
The US and FAR organize the African Lion exercises with partner countries to strengthen their military capacity in combating violent extremist organizations, maintain security and peace and combat transnational threats.