ENTEBBE – Chinese President Xi Jinping’s special envoy Yang Jiechi arrived Entebbe on Saturday for a state visit to Uganda, which is expected to enhance friendship and cooperation between China and the East African country.
Yang, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, is in Uganda for the second time.
His first visit which took place from 17th – 18th December 2019 was a follow up to President Museveni’s official visit to china in June 2019.
The Chinese top diplomat’s visit from 20th-21st February 2021 at the invitation of president Museveni is meant to “further bolster the excellent bilateral relations between the two countries which has been elevated to the status of Comprehensive Cooperative Partnership (CPC),” said Foreign Affairs minister Sam Kutesa who will lead Uganda’s delegation to the technical officials meeting on 21st February 2021 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying, Yang’s travel itinerary also includes a visit to Qatar, Zambia and Kuwait.