13 U.S. military flag level officers and senior government officials are visiting Algeria under the Capstone training program after as part of an international two-week tour that also took them to Angola and Nigeria.
According to a statement from the U.S. Embassy in Algiers, a copy which was received by Echorouk, the program aims to broaden the participants’ perspective.
During the visit, the delegation met with Algerian civil and military officials and visited cultural and historical sites to get to know Algeria and better understand its role in the region.
The delegation discussed topics of common interest to the United States of America and Algeria, such as security cooperation and regional issues.
The capstone training experience takes five weeks for brigadiers and the priority for the newly promoted brigadiers and senior civilian officials as well.
The program selects countries that are key current and future partners in global security and stability.
According to the U.S. Embassy, the “Capstone” visit reflects the important role that is played by Algeria in the region and the importance of bilateral relationships between the United States of America and Algeria.
Capstone’s experience with Algeria is one of the highlights of the program, through several recent visits such as the recent visit In February 2017.