President meets Commander of French Forces in Djibouti

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Commander of French troops that are based in Djibouti, Brig. General Eric Gernez, has paid a courtesy call on President Yoweri Museveni.
Brig. Gen. Eric Gernez, who is newly deployed to the French base in Djibouti, is on a familiarization tour of the region. His visit to Uganda is premised on the already military to military cooperation that the French Army has with Uganda.
During the meeting that took place yesterday at State House, Entebbe and attended by the French Ambassador to Uganda, Ms. Stephanie Rivoal, President Museveni and French General discussed regional matters.
President Museveni told the French General that Africa’s biggest problem is ideological disorientation where identity is emphasized rather than interest. He emphasized the need for regional integration to achieve prosperity.
Gen. Eric Gernez on his part, hailed the close cooperation between Uganda and France. He said that the French Army is ready to cooperate with Uganda in areas of training and other capability development sectors. ENDS