KAMPALA – Uganda and South Africa on Thursday, December 12, 2019, appreciated the role played by sharing intelligence information in neutralizing global challenges.
This was discussed in a meeting between the South African Chief of Defence in charge of Intelligence (CDI) Lt Gen Jeremiah Nyembe and UPDF Chief of Military Intelligence and Security Brig-Gen Abel Kandiho.
In a meeting attended by a high-level delegation of South African Officials, Lt Gen JM Nyembe expressed gratitude for the existing cordial relationship between South Africa and Uganda, most especially in defence matters.
The South African decorated Army General said, sharing intelligence information is fundamental in bringing nations together.
“It is important that we see things on the same wavelength, we identify problems and together come up with solutions,” he said, adding that sharing ideas and advising each other on current global challenges like terrorism, unemployment, climatic change and migrations, among others; will make Africa prosper.
Lt Gen Nyembe further recognized the role played by joint military training in neutralizing threats.
The UPDF Chief of Military Intelligence Brig-Gen Abel Kandiho commended the mutual cooperation between Uganda and South Africa since the beginning of the liberation struggle. He pledged to cement this relationship further through continuous joint training of both UPDF and South African National Defence Forces (SANDF) militants. “Current sharing of intelligence is in line with the multi-dimensional approach required to combat crime and terrorism,” noted Brig Kandiho.
The meeting was also attended by officers in charge of intelligence from other UPDF units and formations. Both delegations exchanged gifts and souvenirs as a sign of strengthened and existing mutual cooperation.