The UPDF Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi on Monday received a delegation of European Union Ambassadors led by H.E Attilio Pacifici at the UPDF and Ministry of Defense Headquarters, Mbuya.
The CDF briefed them on the security situation and the Ambassadors appreciated UPDF participation in establishing peace and security not only in Uganda but the region particularly UPDF’s role in fighting violent extremism in Somalia, while also commending Uganda’s role in supporting peace process in South Sudan.
The Ambassadors however expressed concern over continued presence of ADF in Eastern DRC.
On behalf of other AMISOM Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs), Gen. Muhoozi appreciated the partnership and requested the EU not to tire but continue supporting AMISOM.
He also shared with them the conviction of Uganda that the drawdown of forces in Somalia should be condition and not time based. “The situation on round should be the main factor for consideration when making decisions on the security in Somalia,” he emphasized.
In attendance was the UPDF Joint Chief of Staff Lt Gen Joseph Musanyufu among others.