Brasília (DF) – General Miranda Filho, in command of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), took part in a meeting of military leaders from African Union countries this October. The meeting, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, discussed the bloc’s coordination of peace initiatives for Congo, as well as current and future military interventions to ensure the mission’s success. The aim was to establish a clear division of labor between the member countries for peacekeeping in the country.
The Commander also took part in the final phase of training for the Malawi Defense Forces, which will be deployed to form part of MONUSCO’s Force Intervention Brigade. The Brazilian general saw the troops exercising in the field, simulating urban combat and jungle warfare. Together with the Commander of the Malawi Forces, they discussed crucial issues for the success of the mandate in the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.