Brasilia – With the objective of advancing in the formalization of cooperation agreements with Benin and Togo, the Brazilian Defense Attaché in Senegal participated, between August 22 and 26, in meetings with the heads of the Armed Forces of the two African nations. The subject of greatest interest demonstrated by the African nations was the Defense Industrial Base (BID), which includes technological development in the area and carrying out combined operations.
According to the Attaché, the negotiations with Benin are at a more advanced stage, and the agreement should be signed as early as 2023. Also according to the Attaché, the meetings also aimed to strengthen ties with the defense sector of the two countries.
Both countries are strategically located in the Gulf of Guinea, which is of great importance to Brazil’s defense. The Cooperation Agreement is an instrument of consolidation of the relationship between the two countries, with a guarantee of reciprocity in actions. The Attaché also underlined that, at a time when the Brazilian Navy is participating in exercises in the Gulf of Guinea, the advancement of formal partnerships is even more important.
In Togo, between the 22nd and 24th, the Attaché met with the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces. At the meeting, which was attended by the Brazilian Ambassador to that country, military exercises in the Gulf of Guinea and the training of Togolese military personnel in Brazil were also discussed.