The Chief of Defence Forces, General Wilson Mbasu Mbadi has today held discussions with Lieutenant General Roly Walker, the Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Military Strategy and Operations) for His Majesty’s Armed Forces (United Kingdom) at a meeting held at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs Headquarters, Mbuya.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss various issues aimed at enhancing defence cooperation between the two-Armed Forces and to understand their different security perspectives on key issues.
Uganda and the United Kingdom have a long-standing relationship, with the UPDF and UK Armed Forces at the forefront of this cooperation. The UPDF has a tradition of sending its junior officers and officer cadets to UK military academies for training, while the UK Armed Forces have provided training to UPDF troops involved in Peacekeeping Missions in Somalia.
In addition, the UK Armed Forces recently trained UPDF Communications Officers and media staff on media planning and strategic communication.
The meeting was attended by Lieutenant General Kayanja Muhanga, Commander of Land Force, Brigadier General Abdul Rugumayo, Deputy Chief of Military Intelligence, Brigadier General Felix Kulayigye, Defence Spokesperson, Brigadier General Tingira Irumba, Military Assistant to the CDF, and Brigadier General Ronnie Walker, Lieutenant Colonel Barrington Barnes, Lieutenant Colonel Damian Flanagan, and Mr. Simon Tucker among others who accompanied Lieutenant General Roly Walker.