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UGANDAN PRESIDENT MEET BRITISH PM

LONDON, President Yoweri Museveni has arrived here for a two-day working visit during which he will attend the 2017 London Conference on Somalia on Thursday.

President Museveni is also scheduled to meet British Prime Minister Theresa May dor talks expected to focus on South Sudan and Somalia before both leaders attend the opening ceremony of the conference at Lancaster House here.

He is also expected to hold various bilateral meetings including with United Natiuons Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Boris Johnson.

Uganda was the first country to deploy troops under the African Union Mission In Somalia (AMISOM) into that Horn of Africa nation in March 2007. So far, Uganda has provided all four AMISOM force commanders and the Ugandan contingent remains the largest in AMISOM with 6,223 troops based in Sector 1 covering Banadir (Mogadishu), and the Middle and Lower Shabelle regions.

Until now, Uganda has deployed 12 battle groups into the Mission area. The recently deployed Battle Group 12 joined their Burundian counterparts in Baidoa.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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