Twenty nine military officers from the East African Community member states completed an international course on Military Ethics and the Law of Armed Conflict at the Rwanda Military Academy Nyakinama.
The law is also known as International Humanitarian Law (IHL).
The three-week training which was a result of bilateral cooperation between the governments of Netherlands and Rwanda, aimed at enhancing professionalism of the armies to meet the challenges in the area of humanitarian and peace support operations.
The closing ceremony was presided over by the Chief of Defence Staff of the Rwanda Defence Force, Lt Gen Charles Kayonga. He condemned once again the recent UN mapping report "We maintain that these are fabrications constructed by those opposed to the positive evolution of the Rwandan society, and these enemies of Rwanda have no just cause and have demonstrated lack of ethics on their own and are therefore destined to fail in this smear campaign"
The Netherlands Ambassador, Frans Makken , who also attended the ceremony, commended the RDF for recognizing the need to organize the training aimed at promoting peace and security and ensuring ethics during armed conflicts.
He said that Rwanda’s army is exemplary as has been witnessed in Darfur, and last year’s operations in Congo dubbed ‘Umoja Wetu’, saying that it’s unfortunate that the UN mapping report has come out now and in the way it is.