Algeria Pledges Military Support To The UPDF

The Algerian government has pledged support for the UPDF’s counter terrorism and peace keeping operations.

This was revealed by Algeria’s Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal during a meeting with President Yoweri Museveni who is on a four day state visit to the North African country.

Citing the security situation in the Sahel Region, Tunisia, Libya and the migration crisis, South Sudan and Somalia, the two leaders discussed military cooperation in the region and Africa to ensure African unity, sovereignty and stability.

Meanwhile President Museveni also called for the immediate resumption of the joint Ministerial Commission between Uganda and Algeria to push for the engagement of the business sector.

Currently, Uganda’s exports to Algeria are low with the major products being cocoa, coffee and tea, while Uganda’s imports from Algeria are less than USD$ 1m per annum.

Story By Samuel Ssebuliba