Egypt and Uganda strengthens defense and training agreement

Egypt Ambassador to Uganda H.E Ashraf Swelam accompanied by the Egyptian military attaché to Uganda Brigadier General Osama Selim, met with the Ugandian Minister of Defense and Veteran Affairs Hon. Adolf Mwesige and Chief of Staff of the UPDF Ground Forces Major General Leopold Eric Kyanda on Thursday 10 March.

Both parties discussed joint training programs, enhancing cooperation in the defense and security fields as well as combating terrorism.

The two sides emphasised on continued strengthening of the strong bond between the two countries and military and Defence support in busness through NEC, training, combating terrorism and medicine.

Egypt and Uganda had signed a military cooperation pact in early 2019 to strengthen joint defense and security cooperation especially in the terms of training programs and slots that Egypt offers to the Ugandian military personnel.

Egypt recently offered several training slots to Uganda’s military undergoing different courses in the Arab Republic of Egypt.
The Ugandan Ministry of Defense spokesperson lieutenant Colonel Del Akiiki was also in attendance.

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