Uganda, Tanzania military intelligence chiefs meet to discuss fight against terrorism
Uganda’s Security Chiefs on Monday received Tanzania’s Chiefs of Defence Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs headquarters in Mbuya.
The Chief of Military Intelligence (CMI) Major General James Birungi in his opening remarks talked about resolutions from the bilateral relations meeting held earlier this year in Dar-es-Salaam – Tanzania, when they hosted Uganda and applauded Tanzania on their fight against terrorism.
Tanzania’s Judge Advocate General (JAG) and leader of the delegation Major General John Julius Mbungo, in his remarks, spoke on Tanzania’s eagerness to finalize with Uganda on their pending Memorandum Of Understanding and Defence cooperation between the two sister forces.
During a short presentation highlighting Uganda’s security situation, Colonel Paddy Ankunda briefed the visiting delegation on Uganda’s security challenges, triumphs, and strategies concerning ADF, African Union Transition Mission in Somalia, Uganda’s border point security, cyber-crime, transnational crimes, and environmental threats.
Tanzania’s representative and coordinator Major Khalid Salum Khabelwa in his presentation on Tanzania’s security brief highlighted that their main threat and problem was terrorism emphasizing how Tanzania’s borders are secure despite the threat posed by the extremist group Al-Sunnah Wa Jama’ah in Mozambique due to ongoing attacks in Cabo Delgado Province.
In attendance were; Defence Spokesperson Brigadier General Felix Kulayigye, Deputy CMI Brigadier General Abdul Rugumayo, other Senior officers and the Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence (DCDI) Brigadier General Mbaraka Naziad Mkeremy – representing Tanzania.