Uganda’s military spokesperson, Brig. Richard Karemire, revealed that troops from the East African region, United States and the European Union are scheduled to hold a joint military training exercise in Uganda for two weeks.
Karemire has made this known to Xinhua by telephone on Wednesday that the troops will conduct a joint Command Post Exercise aimed at improving their capabilities to respond to regional security threats and enhance peacekeeping operations.
Karemire said: “The exercise seeks to assess abilities of participants in conducting peace keeping operations and to enhance positive bilateral and regional relationships in austere environments with coalition partners.”
The exercise will attract participants from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Netherlands, and United States. It will be conducted at the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Center, in eastern town of Jinja.