Britain’s Defence Attaché to East Africa Commends UPDF’s Efforts in Maintaining Peace in Somalia


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The Head of British Defence Staff in East Africa, Brig Gen Olly Bryant, has commended the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) for their efforts in maintaining peace and stability in Somalia.

Bryant was leading a delegation from the British military on June 7, 2024, when he made these remarks during a courtesy visit at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs (MODVA) Headquarters in Mbuya.

He further pledged to continue supporting the UPDF, particularly in advanced training that will enhance the resilience and capabilities of UPDF soldiers.

The Chief of Joint Staff, Maj Gen Jack Bakasumba, who received the British team, praised the British government for its ongoing support to Uganda, particularly in training the UPDF.

Maj Gen Bakasumba said that the training has enhanced the capabilities and resilience of UPDF soldiers, contributing significantly to maintaining peace and stability in Somalia.

He emphasized the need to build a patriotic and robust force in Somalia to defend the country.

Consequently, Maj Gen Bakasumba expressed the UPDF’s willingness to strengthen the existing good relationship and continue working together.

Present during the meeting were: Joint Staff Training and Doctrine Brig Gen Alex Olupot, UK Defence Attaché to Uganda Lt Col Toby Barrington Barnes, and other senior UPDF officers.

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