By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 19 July 2014:
Fifteen Libyan Navy cadets graduated from the first stage of their training in France last week.
The . . .[restrict]cadets were part of a four-year programme run by France’s Naval School for Foreign Officers (Cours de l’Ecole Navale pour Officiers Etrangers), in partnership by its foreign military training body Défense Conseil International (DCI-NAVFCO) and the French National Navy.
The group of Libyan cadets began their training at the Naval School of Brest in France in 2012.
Their first year was devoted partly to learning French. Those cadets with university degrees also received academic instruction as well as training as officers of navigation.
They are now qualified to supervise the maneuvering of warships, a French official said.
In autumn, they will continue their studies for another year at the Naval Instruction Centre of Saint Mandrier near Toulon in southern France.