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Uganda, Turkey Fast-track Joint Military Programmes

Maj Gen Muhittin Fatih Sert exchanges gifts with Ugandan army chief Gen Katumba Wamala on Monday in Kampala

A team from the Turkish Armed Forces, illness http://contemporarydancevideos.com/wp-admin/includes/plugin.php led by Maj Gen Muhittin Fatih Sert is in Uganda to fast track the establishment of bilateral relations between the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and the Turkish Military.

The team was this Monday received by the Chief of Defence Forces, medications http://charlesdunn.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/aioseop_module_manager.php Gen Edward Katumba Wamala and other UPDF chiefs at the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence headquarters in Mbuya.

The two Countries are in the process of concluding; Framework Agreement; Military Training Cooperation; Defence Industry Cooperation Agreement; and implementation protocol regarding the financial assistance in the above agreements.

Uganda and turkey will also strengthen ties in Defense industry, http://choladathaicuisine.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-xmlrpc-server.php Military Training and education, exchange of military intelligence, and Logistics and logistic systems.

Army spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda said other areas include Military medicine and health services, contact visits between the Armed Forces, personnel management and Exchange of personnel for professional development, and Communications, electronics and information systems.

The development comes after the Turkish military shot down a Russian jet pounding areas occupied by militants in Syria.

Russia responded by slapping economic sanctions against Turkey and revoking military cooperation between the two countries.

Russia also advised its tourists to avoid Turkey, a member of NATO.

It remains unclear if Turkey is desperately trying to woo support from countries thought to be friendly to Russia in the wake of the fighter jet incident.

Maj Gen Muhittin Fatih Sert inspects a guard of honour at the ministry of defence in Kampala

Maj Gen Muhittin Fatih Sert inspects a guard of honour at the ministry of defence in Kampala

Strong cooperation

Under the same arrangement, Uganda and Turkey will further cooperate in Operations other than war such as peacekeeping, humanitarian aid and counter-piracy operations, exchange of information on military legal systems, mapping and hydrography.

Ankunda said they will also share information and experience on military, scientific and technological research areas, and cooperate in the fields of military history, archives, publication and museology and in the area of social, sports and cultural activities.

Ugandan and Turkish army officers in a group photo

Ugandan and Turkish army officers in a group photo

“In recent years, the Turkish Government has expanded its cooperation in Africa and entered into agreements with several countries,” said Ankunda.

“In Somalia, the Turkish Government is already working with the Somali Federal Government and the African Union to restore peace and security.”

UPDF is part of the African Union Mission in Somalia.

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