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
Besigye tormentor Arinaitwe splits with wife
Gilbert Arinaitwe Bwana, a senior police officer who infamously tortured former FDC president Kizza Besigye during a violent arrest, has split with his wife in a flurry of counter accusations of adultery....
Mbabazi chief guest at Tinkasiimire
Former PM Amama Mbabazi was the chief guest at the wedding of Barnabas Tinkasimire in Kibaale district....
Kayihura camps in Mbale after Muslim cleric killing
The Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura traveled to Mbale following the brutal killing of a Muslim leader, Sheikh Rashid Wafula....
Karamoja pupils dodge classes, go swimming
As the teachers strike continued across the country, pupils at Lomukura Primary School in Kotido, northern Karamoja decided to go swimming....
Youth form regional alliance of young entrepreneurs
To drive business and create employment opportunities, youth entrepreneurship organisations from six east African Commonwealth countries have agreed to join forces and form a regional alliance....
State attorney bribery trial starts June 24
The bribery trial of the embattled Resident State Attorney (RSA) of Mubende, Patrick Obbo, starts on June 24....
Should politicians be banned from addressing religious gatherings?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter