Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming Visits Uganda

From May 8 to 9, 2017, Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming visited Uganda, during which he paid a courtesy call on President Yoweri Museveni, and held talks with Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa of Uganda, exchanging in-depth views on bilateral relations as well as international and regional topics of common concern.

Zhang Ming noted that as good friends, good partners and good brothers, China and Uganda conduct sincere cooperation in the cause of national development, understand and support each other on issues concerning respective core interests. China is willing to, together with Uganda, deeply implement the consensus reached by leaders of both countries as well as the outcomes of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), comprehensively deepen friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields, and constantly intensify communication and coordination in international and regional affairs, so as to constantly elevate China-Uganda relations to new stages.

The Ugandan side expressed that Uganda-China relations have enjoyed a sustained and rapid development in recent years, with intensified bilateral high-level exchanges and a robust development momentum of mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields. It is hoped that both sides could enhance integration, and promote bilateral cooperation in such areas as infrastructure construction, energy and mineral resources development, industrial park construction and agricultural modernization. The Ugandan side welcomes Chinese enterprises to invest and establish business in Uganda, and expects to see more implementation of the outcomes of the FOCAC Johannesburg Summit in Uganda, so as to benefit the two peoples.

(From the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)