Opening Ceremony – African Land Forces Summit – 10 MAY 2010
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By Sgt. Wayne Woolley, U.S. Army
WASINGTON, D.C. – Gen. George W. Casey, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, on Monday night welcomed nearly 100 senior military leaders from nations across the African continent to the inaugural African Land Forces Summit.
Casey told the leaders the five-day summit is the latest in a series of efforts to assist African nations as they work to form partnerships to foster stability and peace on the continent.
He said the establishment of the U.S. Africa Command in 2007 and then U.S. Army Africa last year is “an indicator of our long-term interest in the militaries on the African continent.”