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Minister of State for Defence and Veteran Affairs meets Japanese Delegation.

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Minister of State for Defence and Veteran Affairs meets Japanese Delegation.

Posted Aug 4, 2017

On 2nd August 2017, Minister of State for Defence and Veteran Affairs, Hon Lt Col (Rtd) Bright Rwamirama, met a delegation from the Japanese Government led by the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan, Professor ISAO IIJIMA, at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs Headquarters Mbuya hill in Kampala.

MODVA UPDF officials in a group photo with the japanese Delegation.

The meeting, focused on strengthening the existing bilateral relations between the two countries, most especially in the field of environmental protection.

Prof Isao Iijima, noted that Japan was willing and committed to support projects that address environmental protection, aware of the current global threats to the environment due to natural factors or any other human activity like clearing wetlands for agriculture and settlement.

Minister of State for Defence and Veteran Affairs, Hon Lt Col (Rtd) Bright Rwamirama shaking hands a with  Professor ISAO IIJIMA

Hon Rwamirama, appreciated and commended the Japanese Government for its involvement in a number of development projects within Uganda and world over. He added that the MODVA/UPDF is ready to integrate environmental projects from Japan into its military projects, saying that the project will benefit the veterans who are already installing solar power projects in their operation areas. The program will later roll out to civilians.

Minister of State for Defence and Veteran Affairs, Hon Lt Col (Rtd) Bright Rwamirama handing over a Souvenir to Professor ISAO IIJIMA