New French Defence Attachés at the helm
Article by PO Nkululeko Zulu.
Photos by LS Tembalihle Zekevu
serving three years as the France’s Defence Attaché in
South Africa Colonel Jean-Marie Monot handed over to
Colonel Ducret and the two French DAs paid a courtesy
call to Chief of the SA Navy, Vice Admiral M.S.
Hlongwane on 9 August 2017 at the SA Navy Headquarters.
Colonel Jean-Marie Monot described his tenure as an
honour and privilege, “I thoroughly enjoyed the beauty
of this magnificent country” he said. His most memorable
moments include his various interactions with a host of
dignitaries from the country and abroad. He mostly
stayed in the country with his wife and was occasional
visited by his two daughters. Colonel Jean-Marie Monot’s
new post is at the Airforce Academy.
Chief of the Navy, Vice Admiral Hlongwane welcomes
outgoing French Defence Attaché Colonel Jean-Marie Monot
during the courtesy visit
South Africa share the same security concerns on the
continent and have common objectives on the Southern
area of the Indian Ocean. French and South African
Maritime Forces have joint maritime exercises that
enhances cooperation and operational interoperability
between the two forces who maintain a maritime presence
in this region.
The South Africa delegates and French counterparts
deliberate the duties of a Defence Attaché.
Colonel Jean-Marie MONOT