The British and Uganda Armies have common areas of cooperation to share in development such as investments, tourism and security based on their liberalism trends and policy, President Yoweri Museveni has said.
The president was on Tuesday speaking to a visiting delegation of students and staff from the British Advanced Commanders’ Staff College.
"We share a common platform of liberalism and tolerance. The British Army and Ugandan Army have common areas of cooperation and this is important for integration nationally, regionally and internationally," he said.
The President was responding to questions raised in the course of his lecture to the visitors who called on him at State House, Entebbe. The delegation which is on a five-day study tour of Uganda is led by Colonel Martin Mackey of the British Royal Navy.
They have so far toured the Uganda Air Defences Headquarters in Entebbe and slated to visit Singo-based Peace Support Operations facility, the Uganda Senior Command and Staff College, Kimaka in Jinja.
Mr. Museveni told the delegation that the UPDF is evolving into a modern Army adding that Uganda will achieve a middle-income status and become a modern society in the next 25 years.
Regarding regional affairs, President Museveni said that the political situation in Somalia will normalize in the next decade adding that the Somali political factions can be mobilised to come together through students' movements – the available building blocks - to rescue their country.