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Italian genius at work in the Central African Republic

(credit: Italian Ministry of Defence)
(credit: Italian Ministry of Defence)

(BRUSSELS2) Pianissimo! The contingent Italian took some time to arrive in the EUFOR Rca operation. It was expected at the end of June for the declaration of full operational capacity. The Italian soldiers finally arrived...at the end of August. They are "well there", confirmed an officer of the operation. About fifty soldiers, from the 8th regiment of the "Folgore" parachute brigade, arrived at the end of August. With plenty of material, transported by the Russian antonov jumbo jets under the Salis contract. The Italians will ensure the mobility of European forces, the cleaning up of remnants of war and the creation of basic infrastructure for the population and the local government, as well as the supervision of the reconstruction of a bridge entrusted to local companies ” we detail on the Italian side. The Italians were quick to get to work. First task: improve and finalize access to the capital's airport. For the past week, a specialized team has thus " repaired and consolidated the section of road at the entrance to M'Poko airport in Bangui”, currently controlled by EUFOR forces.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).