The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen David Muhoozi has on Monday welcomed the Faculty and Participants from the National Defence College (NDC) Kenya at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs headquarters in Mbuya.
The delegation led by Lt Gen Adan Mutala is on a study tour in Uganda.
Addressing the delegation, Gen Muhoozi appreciated the Kenyan delegation for having chosen Uganda as their study destination.
He emphasized the strategic importance of the training programme which enables participants to see the world from a wider angle.
Muhoozi said that Uganda and Kenya have a lot in common as neighbours and strategic friends and encouraged the delegation to make the most out of their stay in Uganda by visiting various places of their interest.
“You have come at a time with very many dynamics, opportunities and trends. Use this time to understand our perspective on the trends and issues that bind us together,” he said.
The CDF also noted that Uganda is in the final phase of establishing a National Defence College and thus NDC Kenya is a benchmark for this project by drawing from the National Defence College Kenya alumni.
In his remarks, the head of Kenyan delegation Lt Gen Adan Mutala applauded the CDF and the entire UPDF leadership for the warm reception and the richness in program that concentrated on general security, economic and geopolitical issues in Uganda.
He further thanked the UPDF for the vital role played in combating terrorism threats in the region and being a champion in each and every regional aspects and activities.
“We are proud of you and want to congratulate you for being part of the pacified Uganda and regional security. Such engagements strengthen the bilateral relationship between Uganda People’s Defence Forces and Kenya Defence Forces,” said Gen Mutala.
The function was attended by the Chief of Personnel and Adminstration Maj Gen George Igumba, the Chief Political Commissar Maj Gen Henry Matsiko, Defence spokesperson Brig Flavia Byekwaso among others.