The United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed has commended Uganda for her contribution and tireless peace efforts and security in the region, especially Somalia. Uganda was the first African Country to deploy a peace keeping force in Somalia in March 2007.
The UN Chief also praised Uganda for hosting the UN Regional Service Center in Entebbe.
She was speaking at a meeting with Ugandan Vice President, Jessica Alupo who called on her at the sidelines of the General Assembly.
The Vice President, accompanied by Mr. Bagiire Vincent Waiswa, PS Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Amb. Ayebare Adonia, Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations, extended Uganda’s appreciation for the support rendered by the UN during its operations under the AMISOM and African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) among other engagements.
The Vice President highlighted Uganda’s efforts in prioritizing women empowerment across all sectors of Government.
Duting her working visit, VP Alupo has had several meetings with several other Government World leaders where she discussed issues of mutual and bilateral cooperation.