(B2) The handover of command went smoothly for the European Central African Army Training Mission (EUTM RCA), which is beginning its second mandate. On Saturday (January 14), French Major General Eric Hautecloque-Raysz, EUTM RCA's first term commander, handed over his responsibilities to Belgian Brigadier General Herman Ruys. The transition will be all the easier since the two men, and their staffs, essentially belong to the same force, the Eurocorps, located in Strasbourg. Read : A Belgian general soon to head EUTM RCA
Under the authority of General Hautecloque-Raysz, European instructors and advisers participated in the rehabilitation of the Kassaï training camp and trained the soldiers of the 1st company of the 3rd Territorial Infantry Battalion (BIT), which represents 160 military approx. Read : A Central African army to be completely rebuilt (General Hautecloque-Raysz)
The first term also ended " by the inauguration of a carpentry of the Battalion of Support and Services on January 7. Created within the framework of the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programme, this carpentry makes it possible to offer ex-Séléka training and opportunities to better reintegrate into civil society ».