18 Feb Uganda and Congo unite to set up African Global Security Foundation programme
African countries Uganda and Congo have joined forces to create and support the African Global Security Foundation.
Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has been appointed as the chairman of the African Global Security Foundation. In a press conference, Mbabazi told how the foundation was set uo by founder member states of Congo-Brazzaville, DR Congo, Togo, Mauritania, Senegal and Uganda.
Mbabazi said: “It is of course open to all African states that subscribe to its objectives and are willing to participate in it. The foundation will be giving security briefings to member states through the established organs to help members make sense of the changes happening in the region and in the world.”
He noted that this will hopefully contribute to the shaping of the member states’ foreign and security policies and help build a safer and more stable region and the world.
He added: “The primary focus of the foundation will be on member states security and international affairs and how to improve safety of the member states.”
Mbabazi, who is also the former National Resistance Movement (NRM) secretary general, explained how he was happy to lend a hand in resolving the ongoing conflicts.
He said: “The President (Museveni) asked me to lend a hand in the efforts by fellow Africans to resolve the conflicts, especially in our area and being a revolutionary and the Pan-Africanist at that I agreed to give a hand.
“So he offered me (the job) and I accepted to be the special envoy on the Great Lakes Region, South Sudan. And I agreed because I believe in peace, I believe senseless war is something all of us must bring to an end and I am happy to play my part in that effort.”
He also stated the foundation was originally launched on February 13th in Dakar, the capital of Senegal.
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