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President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda Meets with Wang Yi
2016/08/12

On August 11, 2016, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda met in Kampala with visiting Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Yoweri Museveni expressed that China is an old friend of Uganda and Africa, who has sided with the African people during their fight against colonialism. Even when its economy was in the underdeveloped period, China never stopped supporting and helping the development of Africa. The Tanzania-Zambia railway can serve as the best evidence. Uganda thanks China for more actively supporting the economic and social development of Africa now that China has achieved development. Uganda has defined the development direction and planned the development vision. The country will speed up the industrialization process and move towards a true economic independence, during which Uganda hopes to receive continuous support and assistance from China. China adheres to the correct cooperation policy towards Africa, and carries out multifaceted cooperation in areas including infrastructure, investment and people-to-people and cultural exchanges with Africa. Such kind of cooperation is more conducive to Africa's long-term development than simply providing aids and selling products like certain countries. Uganda hopes that China can join in Uganda's construction of infrastructure and industrial parks through various ways, and welcomes more Chinese enterprises to invest in the country and more Chinese tourists to travel in Uganda.

Wang Yi conveyed President Xi Jinping's greetings to Yoweri Museveni and hailed the vision Uganda has made in realizing industrialization and agricultural modernization. Wang Yi noted that China is willing to inherit the friendly tradition between both countries, become the most reliable and ideal cooperation partner during the development process of Uganda, and continuously do its best in helping Uganda pursue economic and social development. Wang Yi said that China-Uganda cooperation is based on the high-level political mutual trust and traditional friendship between the two countries. It is a form of sincere mutual assistance without any political strings attached. China is ready to strengthen cooperation with Uganda on the construction of infrastructure and industrial parks, and supports the country to develop its two superior resources of energy and agriculture, so as to help Uganda, as a landlocked country, take the lead in realizing industrialization and agricultural modernization.

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