The Representatives of African defense ministers met, from 27 to 29th August 2017, in the Ugandan capital Kampala and to carry on consultations about the Response Force that will be deployed anywhere on the continent where violence erupts.
The force will act in the interim before the permanent African Standby Force (ASF) comes in place by 2018.
The ministers were meeting under the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crisis (ACIRC) Volunteer Nations, an interim multinational initiative set up in November 2013 for military interventions as and when the need arises on the continent. The theme of the meeting was “African solutions to African problems”.
The ministers and government representatives from Algeria, Angola, Burkina Faso, Chad, Egypt, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, South Africa, Niger, Sudan and Uganda decided that at the next meeting they will forward their recommendations to the heads of state for approval.
Maj.Gen Mustapha Ouadjani, accompanied by Col. Abdelkrim Benbrik and two other military experts represented the Algerian vice-Minister of Defense, Chief of Defense, at the meeting.