The Southern African Development Community will assist Mozambique with $12 million (€10 million, about 900 million mitica) to fight terrorism in Cabo Delgado.
The SADC Council of Ministers decided in an extraordinary session of the organ, which analyzed the budget for the deployment of the SADC Reserve Force to support the fight against terrorism affecting part of the northern Cabo Delgado region.
The summit was chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mozambique, Veronica Makamo, in her capacity as the acting chairperson of the body, and aims to analyze aspects related to the realization of the decisions of the Troika Summit held in Maputo.
Member States of the Southern African region are currently in the process of ratifying and evaluating mechanisms to assist Mozambique in curbing terrorism.
A recent assessment by a team of experts from the region concluded that the country immediately needed 2,916 divided soldiers, 1,860 elements of three light infantry battalions, 140 elements of two special forces units and 120 of the communications team.
The proposal also includes military engineering and logistics units, which will consist of 100 soldiers each, two patrol ships, a submarine, a naval observation aircraft, six helicopters, two drones, and four transport aircraft.
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