The UPDF is working to strengthen military ties with the People’s Republic of China as part of its strategy to maintain the path to professionalization.
Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General David Muhoozi, meeting with H.E Ambassador Zheug Zhuiqiang during a courtesy call at UPDF Headquarters on Monday, said China was one of the most dependable strategic partners of Africa dating back from the struggle for independence.
The CDF thanked the government of China for the tremendous support extended to the UPDF in capability development and training.
H.E Ambassador Zheug Zhuiqiang recalling the recent meeting between H.E President Museveni and H.E President XI Jinping at the BRICS summit in South Africa, reiterated his Country’s commitment to strengthen the relationship between the two countries’ militaries.
He underscored that such is a good example of South-South Co-operation.
At the BRICS summit, Museveni said Uganda-China relations have seen strong development momentum. He thanked China for its long-term assistance to his country and said he is satisfied with the progress made in bilateral cooperation.