Museveni receives special message from President Xi Jinping, hails China for solidarity with Africa

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Museveni welcomes Yang Jiechi, the Special Representative of President Xi Jinping at State House, Entebbe, on Sunday, February 21, 2021. PPU Photo
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Baluku Geoffrey

Kampala, Uganda – Yang Jiechi, a Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the CPC and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC, has delivered to Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni a message from China’s President Xi Jinping.

Speaking during the State House, Entebbe meeting on Sunday, February 21, 2021, Museveni said both China and Uganda agree to continue strengthening political, trade and economic ties.

“Our two countries will continue to work towards strengthening our political, trade and economic ties,” Museveni said.

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He revealed that since 1949 when the communist party came to power in china, African freedom fighters have been working with china.

“Ever since 1949 when the communist party came to power in china, African freedom fighters have been working with china. Therefore our cooperation is now more than 70 years old…We are very happy with Chinese solidarity,” Museveni said.

Yang, who is on a tour of four countries; Qatar, Uganda, Zambia and Kuwait; said China will work with Uganda towards safeguarding the international system with the United Nations.

“China is willing to work with Uganda to firmly safeguard the international system with the United Nations as the core and the international order based on international law,” said Yang.

He congratulated President Museveni upon his re election saying it spoke volumes about the “trust and support from the people of Uganda.”

Yang revealed that President Xi and the Chinese government attach importance to Uganda’s views on bilateral relations and would work towards deepening mutual trust.

“China will work with Uganda to deepen political mutual trust, enhance the complementarity of development strategies, expand practical cooperation within the framework of jointly building the Belt and Road Initiative and implementing the outcomes of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, and push the bilateral comprehensive cooperative partnership for the benefit of our countries and peoples,” President Xi said in a message delivered by Yang.

In the same spirit, President Museveni hailed china for the respect of the sovereignty of countries of the world.

“That is exactly our stand. We have been telling some people that if you do not take your own stand, you are likely to make mistakes and there are very many examples,” Museveni said.

Other ministers in the meeting included Gen Katumba Wamala, the minister of Works and Transport, Vincent Ssempijja for Agriculture, Hillary Onek, the state minister for foreign affairs, and James Obua, the state minister for sports.

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