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UGANADA HANDS OVER 70 EX-23 COMBATANTS TO DRC

Wednesday, 27th February 2019
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of Government of the Republic of Uganda today facilitated the repatriation of over 70 EX-23 Combatants  and 10 dependants to  the Government of the Republic of the Democratic of Congo. The Ceremony took place at Entebbe International Airport. 


Speaking on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Robert Masolo, Ambassador Special Duties, reiterated that this  follows deliberate efforts  and commitment of Uganda to maintain Peace, in the Region and  revitalise efforts to address the threat posed by the negative forces that have long plagued the Great Lakes Region.


Mr. Jean Pierre Massala, the Charge d' Affaires at the Embassy of the  Democratic Republic of Congo in Kampala commended the Government of the Republic of Uganda for this intiative noting that such efforts largely contribute to the eventual attainment of Peace not only in the DRC but to the entire Great lakes Region.


The group left for the DRC aboard a United Nations aircraft.
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