Egypt’s Al-Sisi receives Ugandan Land Forces’ Commander to discuss bilateral cooperation

Mohamed Samir
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Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received Lieutenant-General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Uganda’s senior presidential adviser and commander of Land Forces of the Defense Forces (UPDF), in Cairo.

The meeting took place on Sunday in the presence of Egypt’s Minister of Defence Mohamed Zaki and the Ugandan Defence Attaché in Cairo.

Kainerugaba conveyed the greetings and appreciation of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to Al-Sisi, praising the depth of relations between the two countries and the extended historical ties that unite them.


Museveni stressed Uganda’s keenness to enhance cooperation with Egypt in all fields, especially in the military and security fields. Museveni expressed Uganda’s appreciation for the technical support provided by Egypt to his country in many development fields, especially in light of Egypt’s pivotal role in supporting peace, stability and development in the African continent.


Al-Sisi expressed Egypt’s aspiration to continue strengthening the distinguished relations with Uganda across various fields.


The Egyptian president stressed that history and experience have proven that the path of cooperation, construction and development always paves the way for success and prosperity.


“On the contrary, crises and problems waste nations’ resources and consume their energy,” Al-Sisi indicated. 


He pointed out the enormous potential for cooperation enjoyed by the Nile Basin countries and Africa in general, as this approach has long represented the governing framework for Egypt’s policy in dealing with its fellow African brethren. 


Al-Sisi also welcomed the efforts to support military cooperation between the two countries, especially concerning the Ugandan side’s participation in the training courses organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Defence.


“Our two countries are brought together due to a common history in defending the issues of the African continent and seeking to achieve its interests,” Al-Sisi stressed.


The meeting dealt with ways to enhance bilateral relations in several areas of cooperation. The two sides also discussed intensifying consultation mechanisms and exchanging visions on the most prominent African issues.


This comes in light of Egypt’s aspiration to maximize the common gains for the countries of the continent, especially the Nile Basin countries, based on the common links that bring them together.


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Mohamed Samir Khedr is an economic and political journalist, and analyst specialising in geopolitical conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean. Over the past decade, he covered Egypt's and the MENA region's financial, business, and geopolitical updates. He is currently the Executive Editor of the Daily News Egypt. Twitter: LinkedIn: