BEIJING – President Yoweri Museveni in a company of the First Lady Janet Museveni have arrived Beijing where they are scheduled to attend the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit.
“In company of First Lady Janet Museveni, I have arrived in Beijing for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). Discussions will focus on strengthening China-Africa relations in a win-win format” Mr Museveni posted on his Facebook page.
Upon arrival, the President went into a sideline bilateral meeting with his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta.
Besides the FOCAC Summit, President Museveni is expected to hold bilateral talks with his host, President Xi Jinping focused on trade, Investment, infrastructure, education and technology which are common areas of interest for both Uganda and China.
Several others presidents and heads of government across Africa are already in or arriving in the Chinese city of Beijing for a high-level summit hosted by the Chinese government.
The Forum for Africa-China Cooperation, FOCAC, summit is a meeting between the two partners and is largely premised on ways to increase diplomatic, economic and bilateral ties.
It officially kicks off on Monday September 3 through to Tuesday September 4. This year’s edition is themed “China and Africa: Toward an Even Stronger Community with a Shared Future through Win-Win Cooperation.”
The goal of the 2018 FOCAC meeting is the promotion of economic and trade cooperation between China and African economies as it seeks to synergize China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the African Union’s Agenda 2063, and the development strategies of individual African countries.