EXERCISE GRAND AFRICAN NEMO, A major multi-national exercise initiated by the French Navy in Gulf of Guinea would be flagged off today in Lagos.

The Western Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy will be hosting the 2023 edition of the exercise which is aimed at building the capacity of the Gulf of Guinea nation in tackling maritime security challenges through collaboration among Maritime stakeholders.

Already the French Navy Ship MISTRAL has arrive  the port of Lagos, to participate in Exercise GRAND AFRICAN NEMO and Exercise CROCODILE LIFT scheduled for 9-15 October 2023.

French Defence Attache to Nigeria, Colonel Guillaume Dujon also paid a courtesy visit to Headquarters WNC, Apapa, Lagos.

Exercise GRAND AFRICAN NEMO will commence immediately after an amphibious exercise, EXERCISE CROCODILE LIFT.

Grand African Nemo is an internationally coordinated operational cooperation exercise that aims to foster the development and strengthening of maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea, supporting the Yaoundé Process.

These exercises, which alternate between different areas of the Gulf of Guinea, share a common objective: to enhance the capacity of neighboring and partner navies to cooperate and act jointly as part of government action at sea, aligned with the European concept of Coordinated Maritime Presence (CMP).

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