Somali troops advance closer toward major Al-Shabaab base
Uganda is the first country sent troops to Somalia in 2007 and has the largest number of soldiers in AU mission battling Al-Shabaab.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud returned to Mogadishu on Thursday from a four-day working trip to Uganda, Villa Somalia has announced.
During his stay in Uganda, Mohamud held a meeting with Yoweri Museveni on bilateral relations and ways to enhance the cooperation on security, trade, and the fight against Al-Shabaab.
The two leaders jointly chaired a trade and investment forum that brought together private companies and financial experts who explored business opportunities in the two countries.
Also, the ministers who accompanied the Somali president on this trip signed agreements with their Ugandan counterparts to implement the results of the talks between Museveni and Mohamud.
The two East African nations stressed the importance of strengthening security cooperation and working on peace in the region, in order to win the fight against terrorist groups.
Uganda is the first country to send troops to Somalia in 2007 and has the largest number of soldiers in the AU mission battling Al-Shabaab. The war on terror didn't yield fruit due to the mission's incompetence.
Museveni pledged to help Somalia join the East African Community [EAC], which president Mohamud requested during last month's conference held by the leaders of the trade bloc in Tanzania.
The town is named after the famous notorious Labatan-Jirow prison where late dictator Mohamed Siad Barre used to imprison people accused of political crimes, and it is about 60 km away from Baidoa city.