Partnerships integral to Africom mission
U.S. Africa Command (Africom) has made great strides in the five years since it was established. According to an online news conference with Africom commander Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) newest geographic combatant command has been building on multinational and interagency partnerships that promote regional capability and focus on the African continent.
Africom’s partnerships help build relationships and facilitate cooperation with U.S. government departments and agencies, including the Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and a variety of U.S. embassies throughout Africa. Africom also partners with nongovernmental organizations, the African Union, other regional organizations, and the African nations themselves.
Rodriguez said he hopes to continue building on Africom’s progress, saying that “Africa Command will continue to look for opportunities to better coordinate our strategy with multinational and interagency partners.” He went on to say that Africom will align its resources and strategy to ensure Africom’s efforts are used where they are “most effective and most needed.”
For more information about Africom’s partnerships, please follow the links below.
Rodriguez Calls Partnerships Central to Africom Efforts, American Forces Press Service
Africom Helps Partners Stand Up to Violent Extremism, American Forces Press Service
General Rodriguez’s Interview on Security Cooperation in Sub-Saharan Africa, United States Africa Command