South Africa’s High Commissioner to Uganda Lulama Xingwana on Friday met with the Minister of State for Veteran Affairs Huda Oleru at the ministry's office located at Postel House on Clement Hill, Kampala.
The meeting, according to an official statement, focused on issues of mutual interest between South Africa and Uganda and how to strengthen the existing cooperation between the two countries, most especially on issues that affect military veterans.
During the meeting, the duo shared experiences on the need to continuously improve the welfare of veterans through programs that aim at reskilling, resettling, rehabilitating, managing disabilities, Medicare, job placement and innovative integration; among others, for all veterans.
Xingwana commended UPDF and its leadership for restoring peace and security in the country and beyond. She reiterated South Africa’s commitment towards building peace and stability in Uganda.
Minister Oleru hailed the South African government for its cordial cooperation in defense and security with Uganda, most especially through training and defense diplomacy
The meeting was also attended by the Deputy High Commissioner for South Africa in Uganda Silly Sebolla, UPDF Chief of Pensions and Gratuity Brig Gen Julius Biryabarema, Commissioner Psycho-Social Support and Resettlement Mike Wambi Mabonga, his deputy Arthur Kamya and a delegation from South Africa.