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Uganda and Tanzania have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation and security for the crude oil pipeline.

On behalf of the two nations, the agreement was signed by Uganda’s minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja and his Tanzanian counterpart Dr. Stergomena L. Tax at a function that took place at Protea Skyz Hotel, Kampala.


Ssempijja in his remarks, said the need to conclude the framework for defence and security cooperation between the two sister countries was one of the core issues that President Suluhu Hassan and the President Museveni have as top on agenda at the forefront of cementing the relationship between the two countries.

“I am therefore happy to note that today we have moved on some of the issues including reviewing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)on Defence and Security cooperation as well as operationalizing the intergovernmental security committee for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline project,” he said.