Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni last week met with the United States of America Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the pentagon, the headquarters of the US Department of Defense in Virginia.
During the meeting, President Museveni and Secretary Hagel discussed a wide range of security issues including the recent terrorist attacks in Kenya.
Hagel also expressed appreciation for Uganda’s campaign against the Lord’s Resistance Army and its leader, Joseph Kony. About 100 US military troops are deployed in Central Africa to advise Ugandan and other regional forces in their bid to counter the LRA.
Hagel also noted that the US Congress had approved $14 million (Shs35bn) in additional support for the effort.
Ugandan defense Minister Crispus Kiyonga also attended the meeting.
President Museveni who was in the US to attend the United Nations General Assembly also met with US president Barack Obama.