Uganda: Museveni Receives Special Message From China's Xi Jinping

Kampala — Yang Jiechi, 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.

The top China party official is on a tour of four countries; Qatar, Uganda, Zambia and Kuwait.

"China attaches importance to Uganda's views on bilateral relations. 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 his message delivered by Yang.

A discussion at State House Entebbe on Sunday concluded with both leaders agreeing to strengthen political, trade and economic ties.

Received H.E Yang Jiechi, Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, who delivered a message from H.E Xi Jinping. Our two countries will continue to work towards strengthening our political, trade and economic ties. pic.twitter.com/QsEUeBaT57

-- Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) February 21, 2021

"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 Yan.

President Yoweri Museveni hailed China for its support for non interference in Ugandan matters.

"You have emphasized the importance of respect of the sovereignty of countries of the world and we appreciate that. 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

Yang Jiechi was last in Uganda in December 2019, in a visit at which President Yoweri Museveni described the Chinese as genuine friends, and thanked them for supporting Africa's development.

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