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UN commends Museveni for promoting peace in the region

08 October 2013, 17:59 Godfrey Olukya

Kampala - Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, has met and held a meeting with a delegation of the U.N. Security Council currently visiting the Great Lakes Region to discuss the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework Agreement aimed at stabilizing the region. During the meeting, Museveni was appreciated for promoting peace in the region.

During their discussions that were held at State House in Nakasero Monday evening, Museveni reiterated his government’s commitment to support all the United Nations' programmes aimed at bringing about peace and stability in the region and in other parts of the world.

The United Kingdom’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant, who is co-heading the mission said, ''We commend President Museveni and the government of Uganda for their efforts to promote peace and security in the Great Lakes’ Region.''

The U.N. Security Council delegation has already visited the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. Their final leg of the visit will be to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the delegation will meet with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and with the African Union Peace and Security Council.

The U.N. has about 20,000 peacekeepers in Congo, including a new element called an 'Intervention Brigade'.  The brigade consists of 2,500 special offensive forces tasked with eliminating the threat from rebel groups which terrorize civilians in that part of the country.

The United Nations Security Council delegation comprises envoys from Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, China, France, Guatemala and Luxembourg. Others are Morocco, Pakistan, South Korea, the Russian Federation, Rwanda, Togo, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sam Kutesa, State Minister for International Affairs, Okello Oryem, and Minister of State for Regional Cooperation, Asuman Kiyingi, among others.

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