Gen Muhoozi Meets S.Sudanese Counterpart, Commends Ongoing Political Dialogue


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Uganda’s Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi has Monday held a meeting with his SPLA counterpart, General James Agongo Mawut at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs (MoDVA) headquarters in Mbuya.

The two Generals exchanged views on the current situation in South Sudan and discussed strengthening relations between the two countries.

The meeting lauded the current dialogue between the various political actors in South Sudan aimed at building lasting peace and stability.

Gen Agong was accompanied by his assistant Chief of Defence Forces for Operations, training and Intelligence Lt Gen Malual Ayom Dov, Maj Gen Koul Deng Abot, the Director General International and Public Relations and Maj Gen Akol Majok Nyigan from SPLA Headquarters among others.

UPDF team led by CDF Muhoozi included Deputy Chief of Defence Forces Lt Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi, the Commander Land Forces Maj Gen Peter Elwelu and the Joint Chief of Staff Maj Gen Joseph Musanyufu among other senior UPDF officers.

UPDF a few years ago withdrew from South Sudan where they had been deployed to stop deaths and protect key government installations after a war broke out between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and his then vice president Riek Machar.

Thousands of people died whereas others were displaced to Uganda as refugees. Uganda hosts more than one million South Sudan refugees.

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