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By Christine Lagat and Chris Mgidu

NAIROBI, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Defense chiefs from East African countries on Thursday unanimously endorsed the establishment of a well equipped standby force to deal with emerging security threats like terrorism, piracy and narcotics trafficking.

The defense chiefs meeting in Nairobi stressed that the creation of a deployable force is critical to tackle conflicts and insecurity across the region.

"The realization of an Eastern African Standby Force will enable countries address challenges to peace, security and stability. We therefore have an onerous duty to ensure this force evolve into a credible tool for regional peace and prosperity Joe Ledley Wales Jersey ," Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Defense Raychelle Omamo said.

Kenya is hosting the 15th ordinary meeting of the committee of the Eastern African Defense Chiefs to fast-track implementation of modalities on the establishment of a regional standby force.

Leaders and officials from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somali, Sudan, the Comoros Joe Allen Wales Jersey , Eritrea, Rwanda, Madagascar, Kenya and the Seychelles signed a deal on April 11 last year in Ethiopia, outlining the force's legal and policy details together with sources for its 2.5 million U.S. dollars annual budget.

EASF is one of the five regional components of the African Standby Force established by the African Union for the purpose of containing conflicts and enhancing peace and security on the continent.

EASF was established as a regional mechanism to provide capability for rapid deployment of forces to carry out preventive deployment Gareth Bale Wales Jersey , rapid intervention, peace supportstability operations and peace enforcement.

When the idea of an African Standby Force (AFS) was mooted about 10 years ago, it raised optimism that the numerous wars in the continent would be contained as soon as they were started.

The East African Nation has rallied neighboring countries and the international community to support the creation of a standby force.

According Omamo, Kenya has contributed 1 million U.S. dollars to the African Union to facilitate the establishment of a standby force with rapid deployment capacity.

"Kenya is committed to the cause of prevention and eradication of conflicts in order to foster enduring peace in our region and the African continent at large," Omamo told regional defense chiefs

Governments in the Eastern African region will contribute money Ashley Williams Wales Jersey , troops and civilian personnel to support the creation of a standby force by December 2015.

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