African Lion 2022: Media Visit Multinational Operations Center in Agadir
Journalists representing national and foreign media outlets visited, on Wednesday, the Multinational Operations Center of the “African Lion 2022” exercise in Agadir. The 18th edition of the exercise is held under the High Instructions of His Majesty the King, Supreme Commander and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR). On this occasion, Lieutenant Colonel Zouhair El Hmdani of the FAR said that the exercise, which reached its 18th edition, has achieved remarkable progress over time and brings along new features that are necessary to achieve the expected objectives, especially in terms of joint exercises. The Operations Center in Agadir is in charge of planning and conducting joint operations. It also ensures coordination between the various components to achieve the missions of the “African Lion 2022” exercise, he explained in a statement to the press. For his part, U.S. Army Colonel Mc Kinley stressed that the exercise aims to strengthen the joint technical and military action between the FAR and participating countries. This annual event also aims to promote the exchange of military expertise between the U.S. Army and the FAR, he added. Launched on Monday at the headquarters of the South Zone in Agadir, “African Lion 2022” is a combined joint exercise held each year by the FAR and the U.S. Armed Forces. This year’s edition (June 20-30) sees the participation of 10 African and international countries, including Morocco and the United States, as well as some 20 military observers from partner countries. The exercise is taking place in the regions of Agadir, Benguerir, Kenitra, Mahbes, Taroudant and Tantan.