Museveni in Beijing for China-Africa meeting

By Monitor Reporter

President Museveni landed in Beijing yesterday to attend the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit that opens today.
The President, who is accompanied by his wife and Education minister Janet, was received at Beijing Capital International Airport by the Director of the Standing Committee of Beijing Municipal People’s Congress, Mr Zhang Qing.

Foreign affairs minister Sam Kuteesa and Uganda’s Ambassador to China, Mr Crispus Kiyonga, as well as China’s Ambassador to Uganda Zheng Zhu Qiang and other senior government officials received the President.

The two-day summit, that has attracted dozens of African heads of State and government, is to discuss strategic partnership cooperation with China in areas of trade, infrastructure, economic development and energy.

This is the third such summit; the first was in Beijing in 2006 and the second was held in South Africa three years ago.
President Museveni on arrival held bilateral talks with his Kenyan counterpart, Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, on issues of mutual interest between the two countries.

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