Col. Julius Mbaine exhorted the Defence Attachés accredited to the Republic of Uganda to uphold and strengthen the current bilateral collaboration between Uganda and their respective nations.
Col. Mbaine, who represented the Chief of Military Intelligence during a meeting between senior officers of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) and the Defence Attachés, had paid a courtesy call to the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs in Mbuya when he made these remarks.
“Together, we can ensure security and promote stability both in Uganda and outside the country,” Col. Mbaine said.
Lt Col. Barrington Barnes Toby, the Dean of Defence Attachés and also the UK Defence Attaché in Uganda, praised the UPDF leadership for preserving and ensuring the stability of Uganda and of Africa as a whole.
On behalf of other defence attachés, Lt. Col. Barrington pledged to uphold the current bilateral relationship between Uganda and their respective nations.
The Defence Attachés were given a briefing on Uganda’s current security situation, including details on Operation Shujaa, the disarmament operation in Karamoja, ATMIS, the refugee issue, and cyber threats, among others.
The meeting was attended by defence attachés from the Republic of Korea, Russia, Rwanda, France, Egypt, South Sudan, the United States of America, Kenya, Turkey, Tanzania, and South Africa, among others.