MAPUTO-- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has promised to finance the construction of a technical school in Montepuez in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado.

Museveni, who was on a State visit to Mozambique, on Saturday visited the Military Training Centre in Montepuez where he and 28 other Ugandans had trained in the late 1970s in preparation for the war to overthrow Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.

Media reports here quoted Museveni also also promising to finance the reconstruction of the army barracks in Montepuez to thank the Mozambican people for their solidarity with Uganda during its armed struggle against Amin .

After his training in Montepuez, Museveni headed one of the Ugandan rebel units which fought alongside Tanzanian and Mozambican troops to overthrow Amin in 1979.

During the visit, Museveni also decorated some of the military instructors involved in training the Ugandan contingent in the 1970s.

Mozambican Defence Minister Atanasio M'tumuke thanked Museveni for his gesture, and declared that his visit would immortalise the relations of friendship between Uganda and Mozambique.

On Thursday, the first day of Museveni's visit, the Mozambican and Ugandan governments signed a general co-operation agreement, which covers defence and security matters, as well as political and diplomatic co-operation, agriculture, industry and trade and tourism.



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