PHOTOS: M7 Pentagon Visit

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hosts an honor cordon to welcome Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni to the Pentagon for a meeting, Sept. 27, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcet
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hosts an honor cordon to welcome Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni to the Pentagon for a meeting, Sept. 27, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcet

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni last week met with the United States of America Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the pentagon, the headquarters of the US Department of Defense in Virginia.

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomes Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni to the Pentagon, Sept. 27, 2013. The two leaders met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomes Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni to the Pentagon, Sept. 27, 2013. The two leaders met to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett.

During the meeting, President Museveni and Secretary Hagel discussed a wide range of security issues including the recent terrorist attacks in Kenya.

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni signs the guest book before he meets with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon, Sept. 27, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signs the guest book before he meets with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon, Sept. 27, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett

Hagel also expressed appreciation for Uganda’s campaign against the Lord’s Resistance Army and its leader, Joseph Kony. About 100 US military troops are deployed in Central Africa to advise Ugandan and other regional forces in their bid to counter the LRA.

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, second on right, meets with Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, second on left, at the Pentagon, Sept. 27, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, second on right, meets with Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, second on left, at the Pentagon, Sept. 27, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett

Hagel also noted that the US Congress had approved $14 million (Shs35bn) in additional support for the effort.

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni listens as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, foreground, makes opening comments during a meeting at the Pentagon, Sept. 27, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni listens as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, foreground, makes opening comments during a meeting at the Pentagon, Sept. 27, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett

Ugandan defense Minister Crispus Kiyonga also attended the meeting.

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, meets with Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, foreground, at the Pentagon, Sept. 27, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, meets with Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, foreground, at the Pentagon, Sept. 27, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett

President Museveni who was in the US to attend the United Nations General Assembly also met with US president Barack Obama.

US President Barack Obama (L) Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni (2nd L), Ugandan First Lady Janet Museveni (2nd R) and US First Lady Michelle Obama
US President Barack Obama (L) Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni (2nd L), Ugandan First Lady Janet Museveni (2nd R) and US First Lady Michelle Obama

 

4 thoughts on “PHOTOS: M7 Pentagon Visit

  1. We hope for the better after the visit,I wish the honour remains for our President! Mobutu Seseku of DRC once was welcomed by US President then, but they eventually denounced him and died in exile!!!

  2. It doesn’t mean anything really, same guys will hit him when time comes. They are putting up with him for the sake of Somalia specification but they know and indeed told him what a big thief he was with his Army Generals who are procuring saucepans of Shs.150,000 market price for 2m instead.

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