Somalia: Hasan Sheikh Kowtows to Uganda’s Museveni


Mohamud, left, introduces his team to President Yoweri Kaguta Museverno of Uganda and Somalia

Somalilandsun – Somalia president Hassan Sheik Mohamud has hailed Uganda for its endless support as his country struggles to restore peace and stability saying the support showed their brotherhood.

President Yoweri Museveni met and held bilateral talks with the Hassan Sheik Mohamud at State House in Entebbe today. The Somalia president called for Museveni’s support as a regional leader in their efforts and to let him know what is happening in his country.

Uganda has more than 6000 troops serving under AMISOM.

President Mohamud who has left for home after a two day working visit briefed the president as a regional leader about what is happening with the stabilization programme in Somalia, the security situation given the expanded area now under their control, challenges from within and also the vision 2016. He was also briefed about the constitutional reforms currently under way in Somalia.

He was accompanied by his minister for Defence Mohamed Sheik Hassan Hamud, the Police Chief Gen. Abdulhakim Dahir Said and the Commander of the Defence Forces Gen. Dahir Aden Elmi.

His visit comes at the heels of a similar visit by Uganda’s parliamentary committee on Defence to Somalia earlier this month to assess progress by Uganda troops serving under AMISOM and also toured positions held by Uganda and Burundi.

The meeting was attended by the Deputy Chief of Defence Forces UPDF Brigadier Charles Angina and Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura.