(Xinhua) -- Troops from the East
African region, United States and the European Union are
scheduled to hold a joint military training exercise in Uganda
for two weeks, starting June 18.
Brig. Richard Karemire,
Uganda’s military spokesperson, told Xinhua by telephone on
Wednesday that the troops will conduct a joint Command Post
Exercise aimed at improving their capabilities to respond to
regional security threats and enhance peacekeeping operations.
"The exercise seeks to assess abilities of participants in
conducting peace keeping operations and to enhance positive
bilateral and regional relationships in austere environments
with coalition partners," said Karemire.
The exercise will attract participants from Burundi, Kenya,
Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Netherlands, and United
States. It will be conducted at the Uganda Rapid Deployment
Capability Center, in eastern town of Jinja.
The exercise will include scenarios related to conducting
peacekeeping operations under the African Union Mission in
Uganda and Kenya have deployed peacekeeping troops under
AMISOM to help pacify Somalia.