Senior African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali Nationwide Military (SNA) navy chiefs visited the Ugandan troops within the southern area as a part of efforts to plot joint operations towards al-Shabab.
The AU mission mentioned on Thursday the joint go to by its drive commander Diomede Ndegeya and Somalia’s Chief of Defence Forces Odowaa Yusuf Rageh is a part of wider efforts to boost coordination and joint navy operations by the allied forces towards the militant group.
“The go to has the target to arrange workers and coordination actions in sectors, to have interaction sector commanders on enhancing joint offensive operations, to advertise the spirit of cooperation and to synchronize operation plans,” Ndegeya mentioned in a press release issued in Mogadishu.
The Ugandan troops are in command of sector 1, which incorporates the Decrease Shabelle area of Somalia and Mogadishu and homes the headquarters of AMISOM and worldwide companions.
Ndegeya lauded Ugandan troops for his or her immense function in restoring safety and stability by degrading the al-Shabab and successful the hearts and minds of native Somali communities.
“Enable me to congratulate by you, sector commanders – each AMISOM and SNA, and all of the courageous SNA and Ugandan troopers who, lately, on Feb. 20 put out of motion 60 al-Shabab militants, together with a few of their commanders,” Ndegeya mentioned.
The joint go to can be a part of efforts to boost synergy between the 2 forces within the implementation of the Somali Transition Plan, underneath which the mission will step by step hand over safety duties to Somali safety forces and exit by 2021.
The AMISOM mentioned the joint go to is a part of wider efforts to boost coordination and joint navy operations by AMISOM and the SNA towards al-Shabab.
On his half, Rageh, counseled AMISOM for its contribution to the stabilization of Somalia, noting that SNA is eager to harmonize methods.
Uganda is among the Troop Contributing Nations underneath AMISOM and was the primary nation to volunteer its troops to the mission when it was fashioned in 2007.