Museveni flies to Vietnam for 3-day state visit

Museveni arrives in Vietnam

President Museveni has flown to Vietnam for a three-day state visit at the invitation of his counterpart President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.

In a statement by the presidential press unit (PPU), at Noi Bai International airport in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, Museveni was received by the chairman Office of the President Le Khanh Hai, the minister of state for Foreign Affairs of Vietnam Ambassador Nguyen Minh Hang, director general in charge of Middle East and Africa Bui Ha Nam and chief of state protocol Nguyen Viet Dzung.

Museveni is accompanied by the minister of Foreign Affairs Abubaker Jeje Odongo, minister for ICT & National Guidance, Chris Baryomunsi, minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija, Ntabazi Harriet, the state minister for Trade and the minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Frank Tumwebaze, Uganda’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Adonia Ayebare, King Caesar Mulenga, the honorary consul of Vietnam to Uganda and Betty Bigombe, the ambassador (designate) to Asian Pacific countries.

While in Vietnam, Museveni is expected to among other engagements hold bilateral talks with the host president, and witness the signing of agreements and different memoranda of understanding between the two governments. 

Museveni will also pay a courtesy call on the Prime Minister of Vietnam Pham Minh Chinh and the Vietnam Communist Party general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at the Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Museveni will also officiate at the opening of the VietNam-Uganda Business Summit and Trade Exhibition at Vietnam National Convention Center (NCC) – Hanoi on the theme, ‘unlocking investment opportunities.

The president is also expected to meet the Ugandan community living in Vietnam. Museveni will also lay a wreath on the mausoleum of President Ho Chi, the founder of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Museveni will also visit FPT University and FPT Software Hoa Lac High Tech Park and Vaccine research centre or Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS) at Thanh Tri, Hanoi.  

Source: The Observer

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