August 17, 2011

President Isaias leaves for Uganda on official visit

Asmara, 16 August 2011 – President Isaias Afwerki, today left for Uganda on a three-day official visit at the invitation of President Yoweri Museveni.

On arrival at Entebe International Airport, he was accorded warm welcome by President Museveni, senior Ugandan government officials and Army commanders, as well as Ambassadors and Eritrean nationals residing in Uganda.

During the warm welcome accompanied by the national anthems of Eritrea and Uganda, a 21-gun salute featured and the residents of Kampala city staged songs and dances.

Following the welcoming ceremony, Presidents Isaias and Museveni held extensive discussion focusing on bilateral relations and regional issues of mutual interest.

In the course of the visit, President Isaias would conduct meetings, in addition to visiting various economic and trade institutions.

In a statement it issued in connection with President Isaias’ visit, the Government of Uganda pointed out that the visit would play significant role in promoting peace and security both at the regional and continental level.

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