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United States and Burkina Faso Sign Bilateral Agreement to Facilitate Military Cooperation
A bilateral military agreement between the United States and Burkina Faso became effective on August 6, 2008 following the official signing by United States Marine Major General Anthony Jackson, Director of Operations and Logistics, U.S. Africa
STUTTGART, Germany - Derrick Weaver, Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement Manager, U.S. Africa Command, shakes the hand of U.S. Marine Major General Anthony Jackson, Director of Operations and Logistics, U.S. Africa Command, following the signing of the Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement between the United States and Burkina Faso August 6, 2008.  This bilateral agreement allows the exchange of logistic support, supplies, and services between the two nations. Burkina Faso Army Chief of Staff Brigadier General Ali Traore signed the ACSA weeks earlier at the Ministry of Defense in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.  (Department of Defense Photo by Martin Greeson)
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Photo 1 of 4: STUTTGART, Germany - Derrick Weaver, Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement Manager, U.S. Africa Command, shakes the hand of U.S. Marine Major General Anthony Jackson, Director of Operations and Logistics, U.S. Africa Command, following the signing of the Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement between the United States and Burkina Faso August 6, 2008. This bilateral agreement allows the exchange of logistic support, supplies, and services between the two nations. Burkina Faso Army Chief of Staff Brigadier General Ali Traore signed the ACSA weeks earlier at the Ministry of Defense in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. (Department of Defense Photo by Martin Greeson) Download full-resolution version
STUTTGART, Germany - U.S. Marine Major General Anthony Jackson, Director of Operations and Logistics, U.S. Africa Command, signs an Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA) between the United States and Burkina Faso August 6, 2008 at the command headquarters here.  This bilateral agreement allows the exchange of logistic support, supplies, and services between the two nations. Burkina Faso Army Chief of Staff Brigadier General Ali Traore signed the ACSA weeks earlier at the Ministry of Defense in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.  (Department of Defense Photo by Martin Greeson)
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Photo 2 of 4: STUTTGART, Germany - U.S. Marine Major General Anthony Jackson, Director of Operations and Logistics, U.S. Africa Command, signs an Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA) between the United States and Burkina Faso August 6, 2008 at the command headquarters here. This bilateral agreement allows the exchange of logistic support, supplies, and services between the two nations. Burkina Faso Army Chief of Staff Brigadier General Ali Traore signed the ACSA weeks earlier at the Ministry of Defense in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. (Department of Defense Photo by Martin Greeson) Download full-resolution version
STUTTGART, Germany - U.S. Marine Major General Anthony Jackson, Director of Operations and Logistics, U.S. Africa Command, signs an Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA) between the United States and Burkina Faso August 6, 2008 at the command headquarters here. Looking on as he signs are Derrick Weaver, Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement Manager, U.S. Africa Command, and Breanna Green, Military Advisor to the Ambassador. This bilateral agreement allows the exchange of logistic support, supplies, and services between the two nations. Burkina Faso Army Chief of Staff Brigadier General Ali Traore signed the ACSA weeks earlier at the Ministry of Defense in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. (Department of Defense Photo by Martin Greeson)
4 photos: U.S. AFRICOM Photo
Photo 3 of 4: STUTTGART, Germany - U.S. Marine Major General Anthony Jackson, Director of Operations and Logistics, U.S. Africa Command, signs an Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA) between the United States and Burkina Faso August 6, 2008 at the command headquarters here. Looking on as he signs are Derrick Weaver, Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement Manager, U.S. Africa Command, and Breanna Green, Military Advisor to the Ambassador. This bilateral agreement allows the exchange of logistic support, supplies, and services between the two nations. Burkina Faso Army Chief of Staff Brigadier General Ali Traore signed the ACSA weeks earlier at the Ministry of Defense in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. (Department of Defense Photo by Martin Greeson) Download full-resolution version
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso Army Chief of Staff Brigadier General Ali Traore signs an Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA) between the United States and Burkina Faso July 16, 2008 at the Ministry of Defense here.  This bilateral agreement allows the exchange of logistic support, supplies, and services between the two countries. "Today we have made a significant headway in bringing our two nations closer together and we intend to use the ACSA as a tool to strengthen the bond," said Traore. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Defense, Burkina Faso)
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Photo 4 of 4: OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso Army Chief of Staff Brigadier General Ali Traore signs an Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA) between the United States and Burkina Faso July 16, 2008 at the Ministry of Defense here. This bilateral agreement allows the exchange of logistic support, supplies, and services between the two countries. "Today we have made a significant headway in bringing our two nations closer together and we intend to use the ACSA as a tool to strengthen the bond," said Traore. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Defense, Burkina Faso) Download full-resolution version
STUTTGART, Germany - Derrick Weaver, Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement Manager, U.S. Africa Command, shakes the hand of U.S. Marine Major General Anthony Jackson, Director of Operations and Logistics, U.S. Africa Command, following the signing of the Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement between the United States and Burkina Faso August 6, 2008.  This bilateral agreement allows the exchange of logistic support, supplies, and services between the two nations. Burkina Faso Army Chief of Staff Brigadier General Ali Traore signed the ACSA weeks earlier at the Ministry of Defense in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.  (Department of Defense Photo by Martin Greeson)
STUTTGART, Germany - U.S. Marine Major General Anthony Jackson, Director of Operations and Logistics, U.S. Africa Command, signs an Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA) between the United States and Burkina Faso August 6, 2008 at the command headquarters here.  This bilateral agreement allows the exchange of logistic support, supplies, and services between the two nations. Burkina Faso Army Chief of Staff Brigadier General Ali Traore signed the ACSA weeks earlier at the Ministry of Defense in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.  (Department of Defense Photo by Martin Greeson)
STUTTGART, Germany - U.S. Marine Major General Anthony Jackson, Director of Operations and Logistics, U.S. Africa Command, signs an Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA) between the United States and Burkina Faso August 6, 2008 at the command headquarters here. Looking on as he signs are Derrick Weaver, Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement Manager, U.S. Africa Command, and Breanna Green, Military Advisor to the Ambassador. This bilateral agreement allows the exchange of logistic support, supplies, and services between the two nations. Burkina Faso Army Chief of Staff Brigadier General Ali Traore signed the ACSA weeks earlier at the Ministry of Defense in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. (Department of Defense Photo by Martin Greeson)
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso Army Chief of Staff Brigadier General Ali Traore signs an Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA) between the United States and Burkina Faso July 16, 2008 at the Ministry of Defense here.  This bilateral agreement allows the exchange of logistic support, supplies, and services between the two countries. "Today we have made a significant headway in bringing our two nations closer together and we intend to use the ACSA as a tool to strengthen the bond," said Traore. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Defense, Burkina Faso)
A bilateral military agreement between the United States and Burkina Faso became effective on August 6, 2008 following the official signing by United States Marine Major General Anthony Jackson, Director of Operations and Logistics, U.S. Africa Command, and Burkina Faso Army Chief of Staff Brigadier General Ali Traore.

The Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA) allows the two nations to exchange logistics support, supplies, and services such as food, medical supplies, and transportation. It is designed to simplify the exchange process and make it easier for military from both nations to work collaboratively.

By simplifying the logistics exchange process, the U.S. Africa Command will have greater flexibility in providing support to Burkina Faso during training and exercises.

The agreement was signed in two stages at the Ministry of Defense in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on July 16 and at the headquarters of the U.S. Africa Command here on August 6.

"Today we have made a significant headway in bringing our two nations closer together and we intend to use the ACSA as a tool to strengthen the bond," said Traore at the signing ceremony in Burkina Faso.

Weeks later, in Stuttgart, Germany, Jackson reiterated the importance of this agreement for the U.S. Africa Command, which offers the U.S. and Burkina Faso militaries greater flexibility as they work cooperatively towards common goals and objectives.
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