A contingent from the Armed Forces of Liberia has arrived in the Ivorian City of Yamoussoukro to participate in the country’s National Day celebrations.
Ivory Coast is expected to observe its 62nd Independence Celebrations on August 7, 2022.
The delegation is headed by Armed Forces of Liberia Chief of Staff Maj/Gen. Prince C .Johnson, lll, and Deputy Defense Minister for Operations Prince K. Vincent, along with Assistant Public Affairs Minister Sam K. Collins.
This is the first time that the new Liberian army has been invited to participate in the Ivorian Independence celebrations, according to a Defense Ministry release issued August 4, 2022.
Speaking upon the team’s arrival in the Ivory Coast, Armed Forces of Liberia Chief of Staff Maj/Gen. Prince C.Johnson, lll, said the Liberian military was grateful for the invitation extended to the AFL to participate in the Ivorian Independence celebrations, adding, that the invitation to participate in the Ivorian Independence celebrations shows the level of cordiality between the Armed Forces of Liberia and the Armed Forces of the Ivory Coast.
The Armed Forces of Liberia is the only foreign military that is expected to participate in the parade of troops doing the Independence Day celebrations of the Ivory Coast.
Since the arrival of the AFL contingent in the Ivory Coast, they have been involved in rehearsal drilled ahead of the main program.