UK military to support Ghana in airlifting troops to Mali

UK military to support Ghana in airlifting troops to Mali
# 03 February 2013 02:53 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama had a closed-door meeting with United Kingdom's Chief of Defense Staff General Sir David Richards on Saturday in Accra to discuss Mali issue, APA reports quoting the state-run Ghana News Agency.

Colonel Nbawine Atintande, Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Armed Forces, who briefed journalists after the meeting, said the UK military command had promised to provide an aircraft that would airlift about 120 Ghanaian military men, mostly from the 69 Engineers Regiment, to Mali on Feb. 15-16.

He said Ghana and the UK had had long-term training exchange programs and the visit was to invigorate the relations.

Atintande said the Ghana Armed Forces would strengthen their relations with their partners to enable them to execute all their goals in the coming years.

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