The Common Wealth Secretary General, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, has had a dialogue with the Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs, Adolf Mwesige, at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs Headquarters, Mbuya hill, Kampala.
During the meeting on Friday, Scotland, applauded and commended Uganda’s role in the promotion of human rights, payment of keen adherence to the rule of law, the building of democratic institutions, provision of avenues that promote sustainable development and the provision of an enabling environment for civil society to operate.
The Common Wealth Secretary General, according to a release from UPDF, lauded Uganda’s role in helping to stabilize regional peace and security. She further briefed Uganda’s delegation on the salient need to promote international peace and stability given the ever changing global economic and terror threats.
Mwesige thanked the Common Wealth Secretariat for helping developing countries address their persistent challenges such as extremism, inequality, poverty, climatic change, as well as programs that promote youth empowerment.
The meeting was attended by several officials including Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, Minstry of Defence under secretary Edith Buturo and spokesman Brig Richard Karemire.