In the afternoon of Jan 9, CCTF 150 met with select members from the United Nations Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group. Discussion points included CMF as a partner of choice, information sharing between the two organizations and an introduction to URSA.
On Jan 10, the group travelled to Mombasa to meet with senior staff from the Kenyan Navy. Colonel Lawrence Gituma (left), provided an overview of Kenya's ongoing operations and challenges encountered. Discussions took place regarding collaboration, training opportunities and capacity building.
It was a very successful week of engagements with maritime security partners in eastern Africa. We look forward to working with Kenya and Tanzania in the future
Next stop, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and on Jan 12, CCTF 150 attends a series of meetings with:
- Canada's High Commissioner to Tanzania, Mr Ian Myles
- UK National Crime Agency, Mr Mark Lewendon and Mr Andrew Stephens, Crown Prosecutor service.
On Jan 13, 2017, CCTF 150 met with Capt(N) Mumamga and his key staff from the Tanzania Navy. Capt(N) Mumamga recognized the long relationship between Tanzania and the Canadian Armed Forces. He provided an overview of the Tanzanian Navy's platforms and discussed with CCTF 150 future information sharing, collaboration and training opportunities.