A contingent of 500 Zambia Army soldiers will next month leave for peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic.
Defence deputy minister Christopher Mulenga has disclosed this to Journalists in Lusaka shortly after receiving military kit worth one million U.S dollars from the American government.
The kit will be used by Zambian troops who will be deployed in the Central African Republic.
And officially receiving the military kit, Mr. Mulenga acknowledged the American government’s assistance to Zambia’s defence forces.
He thanked the United States Government for conducting the Un Pre-deployment training for Zambian troops from last year.
And U.S ambassador to Zambia Eric Schulz says his country is proud to support Zambia’s future peacekeeping troops with uniforms, helmets and other protective gear.