Latest News Highlights

AFRICA MUST INTEGRATE ECONOMICALLY, POLITICALLY FOR SURVIVAL - MUSEVENI

Sunday, 1st July 2018
H.E Yoweri Museveni at a joint press conference with his counterpart, President Prof. Dr. Alpha Conde of Guinea(right)

Africa must renew its view of political integration where possible because this will guarantee strategic security 'for the survival for our future as a free people'.

"Being developed alone does not make you immune from external threats. Integration will guarantee Africa for our own future survival and security. Where possible, economic integration must take place alongside political integration," President Museveni has said.

The President was yesterday speaking at a joint press conference with President Prof. Dr. Alpha Conde at the Sheraton Hotel in Conakry, Guinea. The two leaders who had prior held a bilateral meeting between their respective delegations had just witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for holding political and diplomatic entry between the two countries. Uganda was represented by Uganda State Minister for Foreign Affairs Okello Oryema, while Guinea, Conakry was represented by Defence Minister Mohamed Diane.

Among other things, the two countries agreed to coorporate in the areas of agriculture, agro processing, livestock, energy, defence and security.

When asked about the progress of political integration in Africa, President Museveni said, he has already completed his report and handed it to H.E Conde and hoped that it would be discussed at some stage. President Conde was the chairperson of the AU in 2017 when Museveni was tasked with the responsibility of the expounding on the political integration of Africa.

"Africa needs to integrate economically but also politically. Economic integration deals only with the prosperity of our people. African leaders need to look at the importance of integrating the African markets in order to negotiate better with other countries like China, US among others. We need political integration to guarantee our survival by being united," he said.

President Museveni has been described as one of the founding fathers of this new dynamism and as one of Africa's champions of economic and political integration.

President Museveni commended his counterpart President Alpha Conde for his good leadership that has enabled him to establish various infrastructure developments such as Souapiti hydro electricity power, Kaleta hydro electricity plant, industries among others aimed at transforming the livelihood of the people of Guinea.

President Alpha Conde on his part thanked President Museveni for honouring his invitation and for the fruitful discussions between the two countries.

On his push for the strengthening of the African renewable energy initiative agency for access to cheap clean energy for Africa, President Conde said they are working with partners towards providing access to cheap renewable energy. He said that access to new information technology will also help provide alternative material to grow the agriculture sector which is the backbone of the continent.

Please find attached here the joint Communique for download

Click to download

Share
comments powered by Disqus

Highlights

MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS) MEETS AUSTRALIA'S HIGH COMMISSIONER TO UGANDA 14TH NOVEMBER 2018, 16th-November 2018

Hon. Okello Oryem Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (International Affairs) held discussions with the High Commissioner of Australia to Uganda H.E Alison Charter. The High commissioner was in the country to discuss further enhancement of bilateral cooperation between the two countries. 

UGANDA AND EUROPEAN UNION RECONFIRM PARTNERSHIP AT ARTICLE 8 POLITICAL DIALOGUE, 25th-October 2018

The Republic of Uganda and the European Union reconfirmed their close partnership in a Political Dialogue meeting held on 24 October, 2018, hosted by His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni at State House in Entebbe. The meeting was held in accordance with Article 8 of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement

UGANDA HOSTS 9TH HIGH-LEVEL MEETING OF THE REGIONAL OVERSIGHT MECHANISM OF THE PEACE, SECURITY AND COOPERATION FRAME WORK FOR THE DRC AND THE REGION, 16th-October 2018

The Heads of State and Government of the signatory countries of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Frame work for the Democratic Republic of Congo held the ninth High-level meeting of the Regional Oversight Mechanism on 08th October 2018 In Kampala. 
© 2018 Ministry of Foreign Affairs