On Friday 20th July 2018, the United Nations (UN) Under Secretary-General for Field Support, Mr Atul Khare visited the Uganda Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs Hon Adolf Mwesige, at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs Headquarters in Mbuya – Kampala.
The two discussed issues on how the UN can continue providing support to Uganda in peace support operations.
Hon Adolf Mwesige commended UN for its role in maintaining international peace and security and the partnership between UN and Troop Contributing Countries.
Mr. Atul Khare applauded Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) for its sacrifice and commitment towards creating and sustaining peace and security throughout Uganda. He added that the role played by UPDF in the pacification of Somalia lights a candle to the rest of the world, although the mission calls for more support.
The Ugandan Minister observed that Mr Khare’s visit will bring further impetus to regional initiatives, eliminate duplication of services, improve supply chain visibility, and enhance usage of infrastructure available within the region.
Mr Atul Khare became the Head of the Department of Field Support on 2nd March 2015, following the departure of Under Secretary General Mr Ameeral Haq.
The meeting was also attended by Ms Rosa Malongo the United Nations Residence Coordinator and Resident Representative for the United Nations Programme (UNDP), Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs Permanent Secretary Mrs Rosette Byengoma, Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi, UPDF Joint Chief of Staff, Maj Gen Joseph Musanyufu among others.