National
Kutesa holds high level meeting with Chinese Premier
Publish Date: Mar 18, 2014
Kutesa holds high level meeting with Chinese Premier
Foreign Affairs minister Sam Kutesa talking to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the meeting in Beijing
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Vision Reporter

Uganda’s foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa, on a seven-day working visit to China has held meetings with Li Keqiang, the prime minister of the Peoples Republic of China, and Wang Yi, the Chinese minister of foreign affairs in Beijing.

Kutesa is also scheduled to meet a cross section of senior government officials and officials of corporations.

During meetings with the Premier and minister of foreign affairs, issues of bilateral, regional and international cooperation were discussed. 

Kutesa extended Government of Uganda’s condolences to the government of the People’s Republic of China on the terrorist attack of March 1, 2014 at Kunming Railway station, and expressed solidarity with the Chinese people over the sudden and mysterious disappearance of the Malaysian Airliner, flight MH370, a majority of whose passengers were Chinese nationals.

He also thanked the government of China for the support and cooperation it has extended to Uganda over the years, which has ensured the excellent bilateral relations between our countries, characterised by the exchange of a number of high-level visits, mutual respect and partnership.

The Premier expressed strong commitment by the Government of the People’s Republic of China to further strengthen its bilateral cooperation with Uganda, especially in the areas of energy and infrastructure development. In particular, he pledged his Government’s commitment to expedite the process of supporting the development of Karuma and Isimba hydro power stations.

The Prime Minister also congratulated Hon. Kutesa upon the endorsement of his candidature by the African Union Assembly of Heads of State, for the Presidency of the 69th Session of the General Assembly, and pledged China’s support.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Africa in the dock at the ICC
The International Criminal Court, where the trial opens Wednesday of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, has launched investigations in eight African countries....
Dispute erupts, delegates’ conference halted
The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) delegates’ conference has been halted for about 30 minutes following a disagreement among members over genuine delegates....
Makerere forestry don Lwanga Ssali dead
Dr. Jeremiah Lwanga Ssali, a senior lecturer at the department of forestry and biodiversity at Makerere University has died.He died at CASE Hospital in Kampala on Monday....
Jailed former prison
The Commissioner General of Prison, has granted special status to Anthony Okwonga, 80, the jailed former Officer in Charge of Upper Prison and 25 inmate leaders who are about to complete their sentences....
Man sent to High Court for raping prostitute
A 30-year-old man, accused of raping a prostitute has been committed to High Court in Kampala for trial.The court presided over by City Hall Court Grade One Magistrate, Moses Darious Kakooza sent George Kamulegeya to the High Court after prosecution told court that investigations into the matter were complete....
Attack on UPDF: AMISOM verifying casualties
AMISOM is verifying the number of casualties and extent of the damage following an attack on an African Union base in Somalia, the head of AMISOM, Ambassador Maman Sidikou has said....
Are poor parliamentary debates a result of removal of school debates?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter