Rwandan troops have arrived in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado region to help fight the insurgency that has rocked the region.
Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi confirmed that a detachment of 1,000 Rwandan troops and police arrived in Mueda village following an agreement between the two countries.
They will be tasked with helping restore state power in a region that has not known peace since 2017. This is the first time President Nyusi has publicly announced Rwanda’s involvement in counter-terrorism efforts in Cabo Delgado.
During a parade with members of the Local Defense and Security Forces (FDS), President Nyusi said the arrival of Rwandan troops was “coordinated by member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), of which Rwanda is not a member. member.
“We did ask for the help from Rwandan friends, and they (the military) have already started arriving today (Friday). We hope that Rwandans will work well with our youth,” he said, adding that his government “has never refused international aid in the war on terror. “.
“What has happened is that we are still preparing the stadium to receive this support,” he said.
On Thursday last week, SADC announced that it would send troops to the Cabo Delgado region from July 15 to help quell the terrorist attacks.