The President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
has arrived in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for a three-day
state visit at the invitation of his counterpart President Nguyễn
At Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam,
H.E Museveni was received by the Chairman Office of the President
Le Khanh Hai, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Vietnam
Ambassador Nguyen Minh Hang, The Director General in Charge
of Middle East and Africa Mr Bui Ha Nam and Chief of State
Protocol Nguyen Viet Dzung.
Others were; the Director General of Middle East and Africa
Department Bui Ha Nam and the Director General of External
Relations, Office of President Nguyen Vu Ha Le.
On the Ugandan side were; The Minister of Foreign Affairs General
Haji Abubaker Jeje Odongo, Minister for ICT & National Guidance,
The Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development,
Matia Kasaija, Hon. Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, Hon. Ntabazi Harriet
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the State Minister for Trade and the Minister for Agriculture,
Animal Industry and Fisheries, Frank Tumwebaze.
Others were; Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the United
Nations Adoniya Ayebare, Mr. King Caesar Mulenga, the Honorary
Consul of Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Uganda, The
Vietnamese Ambassador designate to Uganda and Hon Betty
Bigombe, the Ambassador (designate) to Asian Pacific Countries
While in Vietnam Gen Museveni is expected to among other
engagements hold bilateral talks with the host President at
the Presidential Palace, witness the signing of Agreements and
different Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) between the two
Gen Museveni will also pay a courtesy calls on the Prime Minister
of Vietnam Pham Minh Chinh and the Vietnam Communist Party
General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at Office of the Central
Committee of the Communist Party of Viet Nam.
Later in the week, the Ugandan President will officiate at the
opening of the much anticipated Viet Nam-Uganda Business
Summit and Trade Exhibition at Viet Nam National Convention
Center (NCC) – Hanoi on the theme: Unlocking Investment
Opportunities and later meet the Ugandan community in Vietnam.
The first-ever trade event between the two countries and the
summit will provide a unique platform to accelerate Uganda-Viet
Nam trade and bilateral relationships.
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Gen Museveni will also lay a wreath at the President Ho Chi Minh
Mausoleum, which is the final resting place of “Uncle Ho,” the
beloved founder of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
President Ho Chi Minh is regarded highly in Vietnam as having
been the great master of the Vietnamese revolution, an eminent
soldier, a brilliant activist of the international communist and
national liberation movements.
H.E Museveni will also visit FPT University and FPT Software Hoa
Lac High Tech Park and Vaccine research centre or Vietnam
Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS) at Thanh Tri, Hanoi.
The Government of the Republic of Uganda and the Socialist
Republic of Viet Nam have enjoyed almost 50 years of bilateral
cooperation since 1973.
This relationship was revitalised in 2017 with the appointment of
the first Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Uganda which presents a
great opportunity to promote trade, investment opportunities and
tourism in the country.