Car bomb targets a military base in central Somalia
Uganda which has the largest contingent in the AU mission in Somalia [ATMIS, formerly AMISOM] is a key partner in Somalia's quest for stability as UPDF protects the palace, its port, and the airport.
KAMPALA, Uganda - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud met with his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on Monday for the second meeting between the two leaders since last August.
During the talks at the Ugandan presidential palace in Kamapal, both presidents discussed regional stability and bilateral relations in all fields, including cooperation in the fight against Al-Shabaab.
A statement from Villa Somalia said that President Hassan Sheikh shared with Museveni information about the ongoing battle in his country which the SNA and locals are making territorial gains.
Yoweri Museveni praised the courageous steps taken by the Somali government to face Al-Qaeda's ally in East Africa, and weaken its ability within the country to avert further threats to security.
Hassan Sheikh arrived in Kampala on Saturday, the capital of Uganda, to join regional leaders in participating in the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the country's independence.
Uganda which has the largest contingent in the AU mission in Somalia [ATMIS, formerly AMISOM] is a key partner in Somalia's quest for stability as UPDF protects the presidential palace, the port, and the airport in Mogadishu.
The other troop-contributing countries are Burundi, Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia whose forces are stationed in different parts of the country while all serve under the African Union mission command.
The UN has also warned of growing instability in the country, with its periodic reports on Somalia this year detailing attacks by Al-Shabaab and pro-Daesh groups.