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The National Army Staff inform the public that it was decided in December 2011 that the 2013 edition of Flint Lock will be organized in Mauritania during the first quarter of 2013 in the Wilayat of Assaba and  the two Hodhs, with the participation of African, Arab and Western partners. This exercise aims to exchange tactical expertises and efficient use of human and logistic resources. In this context, three planning conferences have been held in Nouakchott for a better preparation this year (the initial, from 15 to 17/05/ 2012; the intermediate, from 17 to 19/07/2012 and the final, from 11 to 13/12 / 2012).
This multinational exercise is held annually since seven years in one of the countries of the sub- region, in collaboration between the U.S. army and the hosting country, with the participation of other countries.It is also planned during this event a humanitarian aspect to the benefit of the people.At the end of the exercise, foreign participants have to leave the national territory before the end of March 2013.