African Land Forces Summit Held in Lilongwe

Group photo taken at the official opening of the 2017 African Land Forces Summit.

Malawi hosted the 2017 African Land Forces Summit, a U.S. Army Africa-sponsored event that brought together land force chiefs from 44 African countries to discuss solutions to challenges across Africa.  The event was held in Lilongwe, Malawi on May 8-11, 2017.  Learn more at:  https://www.army.mil/standto/2017-05-10 and: https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/ALFS17 . Click here for the remarks by Ambassador Palmer at the ALFS Closing Ceremony.

Gen. Griffin “Spoon” Phiri (left), Malawi Defense Force chief of staff, and Maj. Gen. Joseph Harrington, commander of U.S. Army Africa, answer questions during a press conference after the conclusion of ALFS 2017, in Lilongwe, Malawi, May 11, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Paige Behringer/Released)
Closing ceremony of ALFS 2017, in Lilongwe, Malawi, May 11, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Paige Behringer/Released)
From left to right: Vincent Ghambi, Deputy Minister of Defense for Malawi, Virginia Palmer, U.S. Ambassador to Malawi, Gen. Griffin “Spoon” Phiri, Malawi Defense Force chief of staff, and Maj. Gen. Joseph Harrington, commander of U.S. Army Africa, stand for the Malawi national anthem.