THE Chinese community in Uganda on Tuesday celebrated their 62nd independence anniversary.
At the celebrations held in Kampala, the embassy also bid farewell to the outgoing Chinese ambassador, Sun Heping.
He has been in the country for four years.
Heping said he felt sad to leave Uganda where he had made acquaintances during his tenure.
â€œI appreciate the understanding, support and cooperation you rendered to my mission and me. This promoted cooperation between Uganda and china,â€ Heping said.
He pledged to continue to promote the cordial relationship even after he goes back to China.
Heping commended the Government for recalling Asians who were chased away in 1972 by former president Idi Amin.
The function was attended by regional affairs state minister Asuman Kiyingi, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, minister for the presidency Kabakumba Masiko and over 100 Chinese.
Kiyingi commended the expanding trade between Uganda and China and urged Ugandans to use this opportunity to export more goods to China.
â€œUganda is grateful for Chinaâ€™s continued interest in investing in Uganda, especially the recent step it took to become active players in Ugandaâ€™s oil and gas industry,â€ Kiyingi said.
China celebrates 62nd independence