Ugandan Senior Presidential Advisor for Special Operations Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba who is in Egypt has visited key military installations and held meetings with top security chiefs of the Egyptian army.
Among those Gen Kainerugaba met is Lieutenant General Osama Askar, the chief of staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces. The two Generals met at the Egyptian Ministry of Defence where they held a private meeting.
Gen Kainerugaba who is also the Commander Land Forces of the UPDF was accompanied by his Military Assistant Col McDans Kamugira and Brig Gen Metland Bitumbika who is the Ugandan defence attache to Cairo.
The Egyptian military chief of staff was with his colleagues Major General Khaled Megawer, Chief of Intelligence authority, Major General Osama Ezzat, head of the Armed Forces Armament Authority and the Egyptian Defence Attache to Uganda Brig Gen Hanny Hassanin.
The Generals discussed a number of issues of mutual interest in the fields of military cooperation and the exchange of experiences between the armed forces of both countries to achieve the common interests of both sides.
Gen Kainerugaba hailed the efforts made by the Arab Republic of Egypt and its armed forces to support security and stability efforts on the African continent, stressing the keenness of Uganda to support new horizons for military cooperation in future.
"We discussed enhancing our strategic defence alliance and building on more than 25 years of defence cooperation. There will be greater and more solid actions in pursuit of our common security interests in the region," Gen Kainerugaba said in a tweet.
The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces stressed Egypt's pride in the historical relations and ties with Uganda and the willingness of the General Command of the Egyptian Armed Forces to increase the bonds of cooperation and strategic partnership between the two countries in various fields.
After the meeting, Gen Kainerugaba visited Egyptian Air Force Museum also located in Cairo. The Museum presents the history of Egyptian aviation including a number of aircraft that was used in past battles.
Gen Kainerugaba thanked his hosts, noting that it is a good thing to preserve such history for purposes of teaching young people and adults about their country.
From the Museum, the Ugandan CLF visited the Egyptian National Service Projects Organization (NSPO), the business arm of the Egyptian Armed Forces which is an equivalent of the National Enterprise Corporation of the UPDF.
At the NSPS, Gen Kainerugaba held several meetings with senior officers in charge of the organization.