Source: Ministry of Defence Rwanda
The Chief of General Staff of the Ivory Coast Republican Forces, Maj Gen Soumaila Bakayoko, arrived in Rwanda on February 14th, 2012 for a five days official visit. He is heading a delegation of 9 Ivorian officials. The visit comes as a follow up and continuation of previous official visits made in Rwanda and in Ivory Coast in November 2011 by the Ivorian Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, the Right Honorable Guillaume Soro and the Rwandan Minister of Defence, Honorable General James Kabarebe, respectively.
While in Rwanda, the Ivorian Chief of General Staff and his delegation expect to learn much from the Rwandan experience inter alia on issues related to the reintegration of ex-belligerent forces in a single unified Armed Force and to the concept of the Reserve Force.
The Ivorian delegation will also hold discussions with MOD/RDF leaders and make a tour of different military facilities such as ZIGAMA CSS, Nyakinama and Gako Rwanda Military Academies.