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Museveni, Ramaphosa to discuss DR Congo war

President Yoweri Museveni and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, will discuss regional security and stability, including the situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the South African presidency said in a statement on Monday, April 15.

Presidents Yoweri Museveni and Cyril Ramaphosa

Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Uganda on Monday for a two-day official working visit.

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He was warmly received at Entebbe International Airport by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of Regional Affairs John Mulimba. President Ramaphosa was invited by Museveni and the two leaders are expected to meet on Tuesday, April 16 to discuss bilateral relations and other crucial matters at State House-Entebbe.

The South African leader last came to Kampala in January 2024 for the 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit.

Presidents Yoweri Museveni and Ramaphosa in 2023 graced the Uganda- South Africa Trade, Tourism, and Investment Summit, which took place from February 27 to March 1 in Pretoria, South Africa.

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It was attended by ministers, heads of Government Departments and Agencies, policymakers, and the private sector. The event was organized by the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) in partnership with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Cooperatives, Privatisation and Investment.

The summit aimed to provide a platform for the Private sector, companies, and businesses to create new markets and ways of how facilitating doing business and identify existing and emerging business or investment opportunities in Uganda and South Africa.

According to the PSFU Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Asiimwe, South Africa is one of the fastest growing sources of Foreign Direct Investment for Uganda as South Africa exports to Uganda.

Asiimwe said that the main objective of the summit was to market Uganda’s beauty and economic potential of becoming Africa’s leading destination for Trade, Tourism, and Investment. The second edition of the summit was held from September 7 - 8, 2023 at Speke Resort, Munyonyo.

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