Gen Muhoozi meets DRC counterpart, hails Operation Shujaa success

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The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, convened with his counterpart from DR Congo, Gen Christian Tshiwewe Songesha.

The meeting, in the town of Kasindi in eastern DR Congo, saw the attendance of other high-ranking UPDF officials, including the Commander Land Forces Lt Ge. Kayanja Muhanga and Operation Shujaa Commander Maj Gen Dick Olum.

The purpose of this engagement was to conduct routine discussions between the UPDF and FARDC, aiming to evaluate the progress of Operation Shujaa, which was initiated following agreements between Uganda and the DRC in 2021.

During the Kasindi meeting, Gen Muhoozi lauded Operation Shujaa as a noteworthy example of African nations collaborating to address shared concerns, particularly in combating the ADF terrorist threat.

He expressed appreciation towards the leaders of Uganda and DRC for championing this initiative, highlighting the enduring relationship between the two nations and stressing the pivotal role of UPDF and FARDC in ensuring ongoing peaceful coexistence.

Gen Muhoozi extended gratitude to his Congolese counterpart for the warm reception and acknowledged his leadership in driving the success of the operation.

He underscored the significant progress achieved in weakening the ADF terrorists, referencing numerous casualties, captures, and surrenders.

Gen Songesha, the , the general chief of staff of the Armed Forces of DR Congo (FARDC), reciprocated the appreciation by congratulating Muhoozi on his recent appointment as the CDF and commended the joint efforts of UPDF and FARDC in combating the common enemy, the ADF.

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