The Senior Presidential Advisor for Special Operations Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba yesterday hosted the Germany Ambassador to Uganda H.E.Matthias Schauer for a meeting in which they spoke of increased military cooperation between Uganda and Germany.
Gen Kainerugaba who is also the commander of the Special Forces Command tweeted Thursday morning about the meeting held at the SFC headquarters in Entebbe.
"Yesterday, it was my great pleasure to host H.E.Matthias Schauer, the German Ambassador to Uganda and Lt. Col. Stefan Hasler, German Defence Attaché at the SFC Headquarters in Entebbe. We spoke of increased military cooperation between Uganda and Germany," Gen Kainerugaba said in his tweet.
The meeting was also attended by veteran journalist and businessman Andrew Mwenda.
Available records indicate that diplomatic relations between Uganda and Germany were established on 9 October 1962 immediately after Uganda had become an independent state.
Germany enjoys a very positive image in Uganda, particularly thanks to state and private development cooperation, which has been in place since 1964.
Overall, Uganda has a good balance of trade with Germany. Uganda’s main exports to Germany are coffee, gold, tea and fish. Uganda's main imports from Germany are machinery and chemical products. Several German enterprises operate successfully in the country.