After signing pacts with United States of America and China military forces recently, Uganda People’s Defence Forces [UPDF] has initiated a plan to work with China, in military capacity.
“The Uganda People’s Defence Forces [UPDF] is working to strengthen military ties with the People’s Republic of China as part of its strategy to maintain the path to professionalization,” UPDF official statement reads.
On Monday, Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General David Muhoozi while meeting with H.E Ambassador Zheug Zhuiqiang during a courtesy call at UPDF Headquarters in Mbuya, Kampala said China was one of the most dependable strategic partners of Africa dating back from the struggle for independence.
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He further thanked the government of China for the tremendous support extended to the UPDF in capability development and training.
H.E Ambassador Zheug Zhuiqiang recalling the recent meeting between H.E President Yoweri Museveni and H.E President XI Jinping at the BRICS summit in South Africa reiterated his Country’s commitment to strengthen the relationship between the two countries’ militaries.
Ambassador Zheug emphasized that such is a good example of South-South Co-operation.