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DR Congo, U.S to stage joint military exercise for humanitarian aid

09-06-2010 16:12 BJT

KINSHASA, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- The U. S. army in Africa (USARAF) and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) plan to stage a joint military exercise for humanitarian aid on Monday, according to USARAF.

USARAF's public affairs office in Kinshasa told reporters a medical camp will be set up during the exercise in the capital city. Dubbed "MEDFLAG 10", the camp is the last in a series to be established by the U.S military and its African partners.

The joint exercise was designed to develop U.S. military cooperation with African countries in the region, USARAF said on Sunday.

U.S and Congolese medical teams will join the MEDFLAG 10 operation, which includes professional teaching, an exercise to demonstrate how to save victims and the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

The bilateral medical exercise was proposed by the U.S army in Europe. In 2009, a MEDFLAG exercise was transferred to a regional U.S command supervising and coordinating the activities of the U.S military in Africa.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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