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PM Rugunda in Mozambique for US-Africa Business Summit, meets ex-Presidents

Ugandan’s PM Rugunda has met with Mozambique former president in Maputo on the sidelines of US-Africa business summit. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

MAPUTO- Prime Minister Ruhakana on Monday evening arrived in Maputo, Mozambique where he represented President Yoweri Museveni at the US -Africa Business Summit

PM Rugunda visited former Mozambique President Joaquim Chissano at his residence in Maputo with whom he held a meeting and discussed a wide range of issues.

“We had a productive and constructive conversation with this great African statesman,” PM Rugunda twitted.

He also met another former President Armando Guebuza.

PM Rugunda said Mozambique and Uganda have a long and rich shared history of solidarity.


The week-long 2nd United States of America-Africa Business Summit has kicked off today June 18 in capital Maputo and will run till Friday June 21, 2019.

Under the theme “Advancing a Resilient and Sustainable U.S.-Africa Partnership”, the Corporate Council on Africa and the Government of Mozambique will host more than 1,000 U.S. and African private sector executives, international investors, senior government officials and multilateral stakeholders.

Mr. Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique has opened the Summit which  is being attended by a number of African Heads of State: King Mswati III, Kingdom of Eswatini; Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya; José Mário Vaz of Guinea-Bissau and Peter Mutharika of Malawi.

Others include Edgar Lungu of Zambia; Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana; Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda, Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe and Teodoro Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea.

The Summit provides a platform for U.S. and African business and government leaders to engage on key sectors including agribusiness, energy, health, infrastructure, ICT, finance and more.

Private sector and government decision-makers will be able to network, meet potential business partners and explore new business opportunities.

Delegates will also be encouraged to help shape effective U.S.-Africa trade and investment policies. Since the last U.S.-Africa Business Summit in 2017, the U.S. administration and African governments have shown a renewed commitment to developing business-friendly initiatives and policies that foster greater economic engagement.

Summit is specifically designed to facilitate and elevate business-to-business and business-to-government engagement.

The Maputo event is addressing today’s most important challenges to investors in Africa by facilitating high-level roundtables, sector-focused discussions, as well as private meetings.

Besides country forums discussing doing business in Africa, there will be countless opportunities to meet new business partners.

CCA’s U.S.-Africa Business Summit is regarded as one of the essential conferences on doing business and investing in Africa.

The 2019 Summit is sponsored by leading global businesses and organizations including Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; Chevron Corporation; Exxon Mobil Corporation; GK Investment Holding Group; Absa Group Ltd and Acrow Bridge.

Others include AllAfrica Global Media; AGCO Corporation; The Boeing Company; Gilead Sciences; Pfizer Inc; Sasol Ltd; VISA Inc. and Caterpillar Inc.

Also on the list of sponsors Citi; Lockheed Martin International; P&G; Pan African Capital Group LLC; Standard Bank; Symbion Power; Universal Leaf; Afro Tourism West Africa Ltd; AGRA; Barloworld Equipment (Pty) Ltd; Covington & Burling LLP; DAI; Development Finance International LLC; General Electric Company (GE); Good Governance Africa; Rabin Martin; Philip Morris International, Inc; and Ethiopian Airlines.

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