Mogadishu(Mogadishu24)-President of the Federal Government of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud welcomed Vincent Ssempijja, Uganda’s Minister of Defense and Veteran Affairs, to discuss enhanced military cooperation against Al-Shabaab, an extremist group designated as a terrorist organization.

The meeting focused on reinforcing Somalia-Uganda security ties and Uganda’s ongoing support in combating international terrorism.

Uganda, under the African Union Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), has been a steadfast ally to Somalia, contributing significantly to the regional efforts aimed at establishing stability and peace. The discussions between President Mohamud and Minister Ssempijja revolved around strategies to further solidify this partnership, emphasizing Uganda’s crucial role in the fight against Al-Shabaab.

This engagement underscores the importance of international collaboration in addressing the threats posed by terrorist organizations.

Uganda’s continued involvement in ATMIS highlights its commitment to supporting Somalia’s long-term stability and security objectives, marking a pivotal moment in the regional battle against terrorism.

This meeting comes two days after the Defense Minister of Somalia, Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur announced that he signed Defense Cooperation with his Ugandan Counterpart, Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja here in Mogadishu

“We are pleased to announce the signing of a bilateral supplementary agreement to our existing MoU on Defense Cooperation, further strengthening our commitment to shared security goals and strategic partnership”, Somalia’s Minister said on X.

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