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Museveni departs for US-Africa leaders’ summit

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Simon Kabayo
Simon Kabayohttps://eagle.co.ug
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President Museveni, on Sunday left for the United States of America to attend the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit slated to open on Tuesday the 13th December 2022 in Washington DC.

Museveni was seen off in the morning at Entebbe International Airport by the Vice President Jessica Alupo, the Minister for Presidency, Babirye Milly Babalanda, the Head of Public Service, Ms. Lucy Nakyobe, the Commander Air Force, Lt. Gen. Charles Okid for CDF, the Director Crime Intelligence Uganda Police Force Brg. Gen. Christopher Damulira, and Deputy Commissioner General of Prisons Samuel Akena.

On his way, the President made a stopover in the UK where he had some engagements.

“I have arrived in the United Kingdom for a stopover working visit, shortly before joining my fellow heads of State in the USA for the US-Africa leaders’ summit,” Museveni confirmed.

The three-day summit hosted by the President of the United States Joe Biden aims at building on the shared values and priorities as well as to foster new economic engagements.

The summit will also cover issues that include among other topics peace and security, strengthen regional and global health security, promote food security as well as respond to the climate crisis.

President Museveni recently pointed out that he is attending the summit with the aim of getting partners to cooperate with in the process of accelerating the ongoing value addition of products and also expanding and diversifying the economy citing the new industry of designing and manufacturing of electric vehicles like buses and cars.

He added that with the railway, once refurbished will lower transport costs and an incentive to the business fraternity.

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