According to the Chief of the Ugandan Defense Forces, General David Muhoozi, those summoned discussed, among other things, the experts’ report on the AU military operations and will present a ‘solid strategy’ in the face of the increasing challenges of the troops and the lack of resources.
The conclave comes immediately after the deadly shooting last week between the Somali army and Ugandan troops in Mogadishu.
According to the spokesman of the Ugandan force, Brigadier Richard Karemire, Somali troops opened fire on the convoy of the Ugandan contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom), provoking a response from those attacked.
As the incident is investigated, it is clear that the rules of Amisom provide for self-defense and that anyone who fires at these forces becomes targets, he said.
It is expected that tomorrow officials from the Defense and Foreign Affairs Ministries will meet before the Summit of Heads of State of the countries that contribute with the AU to Somalia, scheduled for Friday in Kampala.