Uganda’s President Museveni has today (Tuesday) has met with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, where he thanked his host for supporting Uganda and Africa’s development.
In a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, President Museveni, who is on a four-day working visit, passed his gratitude to President Jinping for inviting him to China.
“I thank you for inviting me to open the Coordinators Meeting on the Implementation of the Follow-up Actions of the Beijing Summit of the China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) this morning,” said President Museveni.
President Museveni commended China for supporting Africa’s liberation cause, terming them as a reliable partner.
“China and Africa have been close for a long time. When there was
Mr Museveni specifically thanked President Jinping for proactively backing Africa’s development quest.
On his part, President Jinping thanked President Museveni for working closely with China and honouring the invitation.
“I am glad that our countries, especially under your leadership, have
The Chinese leader reiterated his country’s commitment to support Africa and Uganda’s development in a respectful and equitable manner.
FIVE PACTS SIGNED
After their bilateral talks, the two leaders witnessed as their ministers signed five Memoranda of Understanding in different sectors.
The first pact was a framework agreement between the National Development and Reform Commission of China and Uganda’s finance ministry on developing cooperation on production capacity.
The third agreement will see the countries enhance cultural cooperation between 2019 and 2022.
The fourth pact is a grant aid of Yuan 300 million from the Chinese government to Uganda to be used for the implementation of projects to be agreed on by both countries.
The final pact, worth Yuan 34.6 million, will be supported to Uganda by China for the G77 Summit to be held in Kampala in terms of SUV vehicles and conference support.
The President was accompanied to the meeting by ministers Sam Kutesa (Foreign Affairs), Matia Kasaija (Finance), Monica Azuba (Works), William Byaruhanga (Attorney General), Irene Muloni (Energy) and Michael Werikhe (Trade).
NRM Secretary General Justine Lumumba was also present in the meeting.
The Chinese leader reiterated his country’s commitment to