Botswana sends off troops for SADC mission in Mozambique

2021-07-26 15:55:59 GMT2021-07-26 23:55:59(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

GABORONE, July 26 (Xinhua) -- Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Monday sent off troops to Mozambique as part of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Standby Force.

The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) will provide regional support to the Republic of Mozambique to combat the looming threat of terrorism and acts of violent extremism in the Cabo Delgado region, as an element of the SADC Mission in Mozambique, said Masisi on Monday.

A total of 296 BDF soldiers will be deployed in Mozambique, and 70 of them departed on Monday. Enditem