The Senior Presidential Advisor for Special Operations and Commander of the Special Forces Command Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has met a delegation from Czech Republic led by Tomas Kopecny, the deputy minister of defence.
The meeting at the Special Forces Command Headquarters in Entebbe was attended by Mr Stephen Kaboyo, the Czech Republic Honorary Consul to Uganda and senior SFC officers, including the Deputy Commander SFC Brig Peter Candia, SFC Director Personnel and Administration Brig Felix Busizoori and the Chief of Staff – Office of the Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations Col McDans Kamugira.
Today, it was our honour to receive the Deputy Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, Honourable Tomáš Kopečný, at SFC Headquarters. I thank him and his delegation for their visit. I also thank the Czech Republic for signing a Defence Cooperation Agreement with Uganda. pic.twitter.com/czM0N63fEd— Muhoozi Kainerugaba (@mkainerugaba) June 10, 2021
Earlier, Mr Kopecny met the Minister of State for Defence Charles Engola to oversee a deal to deepen defence cooperation, according to the defence spokesperson Brig. Flavia Byekwaso.
The Czech Republic minister is in Uganda with a “delegation of almost 20 members” who are planning to launch various projects.
The European country opened its consulate in Uganda in 2020, appointing Stephen Mpuuga Kaboyo as the first consul.
In 2019, Czech Republic exports to Uganda were worth $14.9m against Uganda’s exports to Czech of $1.6m.
Czech sold agriculture machinery, defence equipment, electronics, medical apparatus and aircraft spare parts to Uganda while Uganda sent commodities like coffee, tea, spices and grains.