Friday, May 31, 2019

Uganda, France complete joint military training in mountain warfare


KAMPALA, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Ugandan and French troops have completed a 10-day joint military training in mountain warfare, a military statement said here on Thursday.

The Ugandan military in a statement said the training was held on Mountain Rwenzori in the western part of the country neighboring the volatile eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Lt. Gen. Wilson Mbadi, deputy Chief of Defense Forces of the Ugandan military said such exercises are aimed at keeping the country's soldiers physically fit as well as preparing for future assignments.

"The best welfare for a soldier is first class training, because it gives you confidence and enough skills," Gen. Mbadi said.

Lt. Col. Fabien Miclot, French Defense Attaché to Uganda, hailed Uganda's efforts in fighting terrorism especially in Somalia.

"Fighting terrorism is a common cause and that's why we are engaged in joint operations to create no room for terrorists," Lt. Col. Fabien said.

The Ugandan and French militaries have previously held joint training in mountain warfare on Mountain Rwenzori.

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