The Ugandan foreign minister walks past him and avoids greeting the European Commission president for being a woman

French President Emmanuel Macron At the summit between the European Union and the African Union, which took place this week, I avoided rudeness on European Commission President Ursula von der LeyenUgandan Foreign Minister Gigi Odongo denied shaking hands with him.

The embarrassing moment came on Thursday, the first day of the summit, when the Ugandan minister quickly greeted and almost imperceptibly He nodded to von der Leyen and Mar next to him, shaking hands with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and then with Macron.

Then the French president, for no reaction from the President of the European Council, intervened to solve Michel’s paralysis, referring to von der Leyen, with whom the Ugandan president then exchanged a few words.

Ugandan Minister It was later added to his Twitter account A photo in which he is seen greeting with Macron and Michel, the only two people mentioned.

“I was received by the President of the European Council and French President Emmanuel Macron,” the minister said in that tweet. It was later deleted.

Remember what happened To the diplomatic incident that left European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in the background last year during her visit to Ankara, when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Charles Michel sat on two chairs in the middle of the room, while Von der Leyen relegated to a side sofa.

The reactions that then generated from Michelle’s negativity forced him to do so I formally apologize Later before the President of the European Commission.

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