(MENAFN) On Sunday, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni encountered with a number of UN officials led by Secretary General Antonio Guterres and conferred regional security on the margins of the continuing African Union (AU) summit in Ethiopia.
According to a State House statement, Guterres stated that he was committed to mobilizing resources to support the UN missions and, where probable, reinforce their mandates from peacekeeping to enforcement.
Museveni informed the UN officials that it is significant for African nations to form armies with the right ideological foundation in order to evade some of the continuing battles on the continent.
"Some African countries inherited mercenary colonial armies and did not reform them. This is part of the problem," Museveni affirmed, adding that the international community must also be receptive in situations of cross-border fights and threats, like the Allied Democratic Forces insurgents who threaten Uganda yet are located in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.