Clinton's Deputy Hails M7 On Somalia War

what is ed sans-serif; font-size: small;”>The President made the commendation today January 28 during a meeting with the visiting US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns at State House, nurse Nakasero.

sans-serif; font-size: small;”>Museveni stressed that the major task today is to assist the people of Somalia to chase away the terrorists from their ports, airports and centres of communication.

Ambassador Burns saluted Uganda’s leading role in the peace process in Somalia and the Sudan.

He also hailed Museveni for fighting the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) adding that the US identifies closely with President Museveni in that struggle.

The meeting was attended, among others, by the Defence Minister Dr. Crispus Kiyonga, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Asuman Kiyingi and the out-going American Ambassador to Uganda Jerry Lanier.

It’s yet clear whether Burns discussed human rights issues with Museveni.

Earlier, State Department noted Burns would highlight the strength of the bilateral partnership on a range of issues, including regional security and on helping Uganda strengthen its commitment to good governance and respect for human rights.

Burns visited a medical clinic that is advancing integrated health service delivery, a key part of the U.S. Global Health Initiative.


Burns is leading a high-level United States Government delegation to Africa from January 26-30.

Burns will attend the 18th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on January 29 and 30.

The Deputy Secretary will also meet with Prime Minister Meles and other senior officials to emphasize the strategic importance of that country to countering violent extremism in the greater Horn of Africa region.

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