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UPDATE: Expectations of Museveni’s visit as he arrives in China today

President Museveni setting off for a visit in China on Sunday. (PPU PHOTO)

KAMPALA/BEIJING – President Yoweri Museveni who set off on a four-day visit to China on Sunday morning is expected to arrive today Monday 24.

According to Don Wanyama, the Senior Presidential Press Secretary, on arrival, Mr. Museveni will be received by Chinese government officials and eight African ambassadors who lead the key African Union (AU) blocs in China (ECOWAS, EAC, SADC).

Mr. Wanyama said that Museveni will, as a special guest, officially open the Coordinators’ Meeting of the Implementation of the Follow-up Actions of the Beijing FOCAC Summit. “China last year hosted all African heads of state to a summit. This meeting of ministers’ tracks progress made since then. President Museveni will address it.”

President Museveni will hold bilateral talks with his host, President Xi Xinping at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing.

“The two leaders will witness the signing of six agreements between their countries. Thereafter, the host will hold a dinner in honour of his guest,” revealed the Senior Presidential Press Secretary.

Mr. Wanyama also said that Mr. President is as well expected to visit Hunan Province, where he will be chief guest at the opening ceremony of the FIRST EVER China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo. Uganda is the chief exhibiter here.

“Between these events, the President will hold several other meetings, largely with investors interested in bringing their resources to Uganda. They range from the fields of energy, agriculture, infrastructure, oil and gas, security, among others. More agreements will be signed in Hunan, bringing to over 10 the pacts that will be agreed to by the end of the visit,” he said.

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