AMISOM Force Commander and SNA Chief of Defence Forces Pledge Stronger Partnership
AMISOM Daily Media Monitoring, 28 Oct 2015
The Force Commander of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Lt. Gen. Jonathan Rono today met with the new Somali National Army (SNA) Chief of Defence Forces Maj. Gen. Mohamed Adan Ahmed, with discussions focussing on how to strengthen working relations between the two organizations they represent.Lt. Gen. Rono led a delegation of senior AMISOM military and civilian officers including AMISOM Deputy Force Commander in charge of Operations and Plans Maj. Gen. Mohammedesha Zeynu, Senior Political Officer Hajji Sebirumbi Kisinziggo and the AMISOM Force Spokesperson Lt. Col. Paul Njuguna. The meeting was also attended by the SNA Deputy Chief of Defence Forces Brigadier General Ali Bashe, among others. Lt. Gen. Rono hailed the good working relationship between the SNA and AMISOM, which he said has been critical to the success of operations against terror group, Al-Shabaab.“Our working relations with SNA are very good. From the time operations started in all the sectors, we found that SNA are very keen, have good knowledge of the ground and critical networks of intelligence. In the major operations that we have conducted such as Operation Eagle, Operation Indian Ocean, we have worked together with SNA and we are grateful,” said Lt. Gen. Rono.