Lt General Muhoozi Kainerugaba the Commander of the UPDF Forces Land Forces, has met and discussed bilateral cooperation with Egypt President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, in Cairo, Egypt.
The meeting took place on Sunday in the presence of Egypt’s Minister of Defence Mohamed Zaki and the Ugandan Defence Attaché in Cairo.
At the meeting, General Muhoozi conveyed the greetings and appreciation of President Yoweri Museveni to Al-Sisi, praising the depth of relations between the two countries and the extended historical ties that unite them.
Muhoozi said that President Museveni stressed Uganda’s keenness to enhance cooperation with Egypt in all fields, especially in the military and security fields.
He expressed Uganda’s appreciation for the technical support provided by Egypt to his country in many development fields, especially in light of Egypt’s pivotal role in supporting peace, stability and development in the African continent.
On his part, president Al-Sisi pledged Egypt’s commitment to strengthen the distinguished relations with Uganda across various fields.
The Egyptian president noted that history and experience have proven that the path of cooperation, construction and development always paves the way for success and prosperity.
He pointed out the enormous potential for cooperation enjoyed by the Nile Basin countries and Africa in general, as this approach has long represented the governing framework for Egypt’s policy in dealing with its fellow African brethren.
Al-Sisi also welcomed the efforts to support military cooperation between the two countries, especially concerning the Ugandan side’s participation in the training courses organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Defence.
“Our two countries are brought together due to a common history in defending the issues of the African continent and seeking to achieve its interests,” Al-Sisi stressed.
The meeting dealt with ways to enhance bilateral relations in several areas of cooperation.
The two sides also discussed intensifying consultation mechanisms and exchanging visions on the most prominent African issues.