KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Defense experts from the east African countries
are meeting in Uganda to discuss ways of strengthening regional
peace and security.
A statement from
Uganda’s ministry of defense said the five-day meeting that
starts on Monday will among others look at the region’s Protocol
on Peace and Security.
The statement said
the region’s ministers of defense will also meet on Nov. 24
after the technical meetings.
countries under the East African Community (EAC) bloc include
Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.
Uganda, Kenya and
Rwanda in January 2014 signed a pact on the establishment of the
Mutual Defence, Peace and Security.
Experts say under
the arrangement, the three countries will form a single defence
territory, which means an attack on one will be considered
aggression against all three.
The agreement also
meant that the countries would carry out joint countering of