The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI)on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Egyptian Intelligence Department(MID) counterparts to strengthen intelligence sharing between the two countries.
The agreement signing function was held at Serena hotel Kigo which also preceded with a dinner later in the evening.
According to the deputy army spokesperson Lt.Col. Deo Akiki, this agreement is a follow up of the first meeting the two agencies held in Cairo-Egypt in December 2020.
The Chief of Military Intelligence Maj Gen Abel Kandiho who signed on behalf of the agency noted that, the agreement will see the two agencies share resourceful intelligence on a regular basis which is key in combating terrorism among other crimes.
Maj. Gen Sameh Saber El Degwi who led the Egyptian delegation which is also in Uganda on a four day working visit noted the importance of the cooperation between the two countries.
“The fact that Uganda and Egypt share the Nile, cooperation between the two countries is inevitable because what affects Ugandans will in one way or another affect Egypt,” he noted.
The signing was witnessed by Egypt’s defence attache to Uganda Brig. Gen. Osama Salim and Uganda’s deputy military intelligence chief Brig. Gen. Charles Asiimwe and in attendance were other Egytian and UPDF Senior military officers.