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AFRICA: EA standby force chief lauds UPDF security efforts

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KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – On Monday, the Director of Eastern Africa Standby Force Dr.Adbillahi Omar Bouh made a courtesy call on the Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs Hon. Adolf Mwesige at the Ministry Headquarters Mbuya.

The Minister pledged to support the EASF activities and said Uganda’s mission was to promote peace and security within the country in the region.

Dr. Adbillahi Omar Bouh in his remarks, said that his maiden visit to Uganda was to update the Minister who is the Chairperson of the Council of Defence Ministers, on the EASF recent activities.

The meeting discussed other regional Defence and Security issues affecting the region.

The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF), formerly Eastern Africa Standby Brigade (EASBRIG), is one of the five regional forces for Peace Support Operations (PSOs) of the African Standby Force, consisting of military, police and civilian components.

EASF constitutes the regional operational arm of the peacekeeping elements of the African Peace and Security Architecture, put in place by the 2002 Protocol Relating to the Establishment of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union.

As of January 2018, EASF has ten member states: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda.

The meeting was attended by the UPDF Joint Chief of Staff Maj. Gen Joseph Musanyufu and the Under Secretary for Airforce Mr James Mutabazi and other ministry officials. AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: April 12, 2018 at 01:19PM

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