Ugandan President Museveni has said that the proposed US-Africa Summit by US President Barack Obama, if called, would be a useful dialogue for trade with African countries and the anti-terrorism efforts.
President Museveni was speaking at a meeting with a delegation of US Congressmen and Senate Members led by Senate James Inhofe who called on him at State House Entebbe on Thursday.
He said that former US Presidents, Bush and Clinton, had convened similar meetings in Japan and Turkey where Trade acts between Africa and the western world were discussed.
On deployment of forces in South Sudan, President Museveni said the UPDF was deployed with the mandate of IGAD after a request by the South Sudan Government to rescue civilians from being killed in a conflict that had seen many Southern Sudanese lose their lives.
He attributed the success of UPDF in the war tone countries of Somalia and Southern Sudan to the forces’ strict discipline.
‘’In Uganda, once a soldier commits a grave offence such as murder, Rape ,and Defilement, he is tried and sentenced by a court martial witnessed by residents of the area where the offence is committed,” he said.
The President said he had been talking to both the Government of South Sudan and those against them to end the war.
He said it was wrong for Political leaders to involve the Army in their disagreements sowing the the seeds of division, hatred and tribalism in the forces.
“Don’t involve the soldiers in your problems. The Army is non- partisan whose role is to defend the country against its enemies.If you have a problem in your party, you sit down and resolve it, “he explained.
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She is the Special Presidential Assistant On Communications