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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Meets with Yang Jiechi

On February 21, 2021 local time, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni met with Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi at the official residence of the President in Entebbe.

Yang Jiechi conveyed President Xi Jinping's cordial greetings to President Yoweri Museveni and congratulated him on winning re-election in the presidential election. Yang Jiechi said that with the personal care and promotion of the two heads of state, China-Uganda relations have developed smoothly. China supports Uganda in pursuing a development path suited to its national conditions and stands ready to work with Uganda to further deepen political mutual trust, enhance the synergy of development strategies and complementarity of strengths, 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 to a new height. China is ready to continue to cooperate with Uganda in fighting the pandemic and jointly promoting the building of a global community of health for all.

Yang Jiechi said that China and Uganda have always supported each other on issues involving each other's core interests and major concerns, and opposed interference in other countries' internal affairs in the name of human rights and democracy. China is willing to work with Uganda to firmly safeguard the international system with the United Nations at its core and the international order underpinned by international law.

Yoweri Museveni asked Yang Jiechi to convey his sincere greetings to President Xi Jinping, thanked China for its selfless help in infrastructure construction, agriculture and anti-pandemic efforts for a long time, and appreciated the important positive role of China's experience in developing Africa's economy and improving people's livelihood on the continent. He said that Uganda attaches great importance to the traditional friendship between Uganda and China, welcomes China's expansion of investment in the country, expects more products to enter the Chinese market, and is willing to work with China to facilitate high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, so as to promote greater development of the comprehensive cooperative partnership between Uganda and China. Yoweri Museveni stressed that Uganda abides by the one-China principle, opposes foreign interference in China's internal affairs, and is willing to strengthen coordination and cooperation with China in international and regional affairs.

On the same day, Yang Jiechi also met with Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa and other cabinet members.

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