African Lion Drills, a “great opportunity to strengthen Morocco-US strategic relationship”, US General says
The African Lion 21 military exercise is “a great opportunity to strengthen one of the oldest strategic relationships of the United States”, namely with Morocco, said Thursday Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Rohling, Deputy Commanding General for Africa and US Army Southern European Task Force-Africa Commander.
“As we prepare to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the opening of the US Legation in Tangier, the exercise fosters the close and unbroken ties between the United States and the Kingdom of Morocco, America’s oldest partner,” Rohling said at a phone press call.
African Lion 21, one of the largest military maneuvers in Africa, is scheduled to kick off in June. The exercise will involve thousands of troops from the United States, Morocco and several other countries in Africa and Europe.
The African Lion 2021 program includes multi-domain operations, including a maritime exercise with naval gunfire, an air exercise, a chemical-biological response exercise, as well as humanitarian activities