KAMPALA (Sh.M.Network)—Uganda is committed to supporting the restoration of peace and stability in the region despite the ongoing negative stance portrayed in some sections of the media, President Yoweri Museveni has said.
The President gave the assurance while meeting the American Under-Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman, at State House, Entebbe on Saturday.
US ambassador Scott De Lisi and the deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Cynthia Akuetteh, attended the meeting.
Sherman was in Uganda as part of her tour of the African continent that took her to South Africa, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya and Ethiopia.
Museveni and Sherman discussed issues concerning the Great Lakes region, according to a statement issued by State House.
The meeting came a day after the Government announced its decision to withdraw from Somalia and other regional security missions in protest against a leaked report of UN experts that accuses Uganda of supporting M23 rebels in eastern Congo.
Sherman commended Museveni for his efforts in establishing security, stability, peace and development in Uganda as well as his participation in the peace process in Somalia, South Sudan and Congo in addition to flushing the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels out of Uganda.
She said the US appreciates Museveni’s contribution to the pacification and stabilisation of Somalia and that her country also looks forward to continued collaboration with Uganda within the framework of the African Mission in Somalia so as to establish a stable government and a professional army in the war-torn country.
Source: The New Vision