“I congratulate the Communist Party of China for liberating China and contributing to Africa’s liberation struggle. They have also skillfully built their economy,” Museveni stated.
KAMPALA-President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated the People's Republic of China on its 70th founding anniversary.
Speaking at a dinner to commemorate the anniversary in Kampala on Tuesday, the President lauded China for contributing to Africa's liberation.
"I congratulate the Communist Party of China for liberating China and contributing to Africa's liberation struggle. They have also skillfully built their economy," Museveni stated.
Several diplomats, ministers, and heads of institutions attended the dinner which featured performances by a cast of Ugandan and Chinese performers.
The event celebrates the ascension to power by communists led by Mao Zedong on October 1, 1949, four years after the end of World War II.
It marked the birth of modern China under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which has overseen the country's transformation into a global power.
China's ambassador to Uganda, Zheng Zhuqiang said the 70th anniversary was a reflection of the country's journey to the top, fraught with challenges including aggression from western powers.