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Ugandan president to visit Egypt on Tuesday

Cairo – 7 May 2018: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is expected to visit Egypt on Tuesday, May 8 per President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s invitation, Uganda's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kahamba Kutesa announced on Monday.
He added during a joint press conference with his Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo that Sisi’s past visit to Uganda has a lot of “great cooperation memories” between the two countries.
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Uganda's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kahamba Kutesa with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Cairo, May 7- Photo courtesy of Egypt MFA Spokesman official account on twitter
In June 2017, Sisi visited Uganda to participate in the Nile Basin Summit. Several talks were held between Sisi and his Ugandan counterpart on the sidelines of the summit. Sisi’s first presidential visit to Uganda was in December 2016 as the two leaders praised the long-historical relations between the two countries. They affirmed that excessive efforts will be done to enhance the two countries’ relations and cooperation.
During the press conference, Kutesa said that he discussed several issues with Shoukry and agreed to organize a joint business forum with Egypt and the African Union next year. He added that his government is completely supportive of Egypt in its war against terrorism, praising Egypt’s role in unifying the African nations.
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Uganda's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kahamba Kutesa with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Cairo, May 7- Photo courtesy of Egypt MFA Spokesman official account on twitter
Kutesa also affirmed that Egypt has the right to receive and enjoy its full share of Nile water without any risk or threat. He said that further talks and discussions are expected to take place between the two countries, especially regarding water, communications and technology.
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Uganda's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kahamba Kutesa with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Cairo, May 7- Photo courtesy of Egypt MFA Spokesman official account on twitter



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