MBUYA – The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen David Muhoozi has received a delegation of European Union
Ambassadors led by His Excellency Attilio Pacifici at the Army and Ministry
of Defense Headquarters, Mbuya.
The Ambassadors after receiving a brief on the security situation appreciated UPDF participation in establishing peace and security not only in Uganda but the region.
The EU representative particularly singled out UPDF’s role in fighting violent
extremism in Somalia, while also commending Uganda’s role in
supporting peace process in South Sudan among other areas.
They however, expressed concern over continued presence of Allied Democratic forces (ADF) in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Gen. Muhoozi on behalf of other AMISOM Troop Contributing
Countries (TCCs) appreciated the partnership and requested the
EU not to tire but continue the support to AMISOM.
Gen. Muhoozi further shared with them the conviction of Uganda that the drawdown of forces in Somalia should be condition and not time based.
“The situation on ground should be the main factor for consideration
when making decisions on the security in Somalia,” he