And the VNA news agency indicated that this will be the first exchange of delegations at the level of heads of state, and it takes place at the invitation of the Vietnamese President, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, which it described as a milestone in bilateral relations, which celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. You will celebrate it next year.
He added that Museveni’s visit, which will continue until the 25th of this year, also comes in a context in which African countries attach great importance to developing relations with Asia-Pacific countries, including Vietnam.
The Ugandan official will arrive here this afternoon and start his program of activities tomorrow, where he will salute the hero of Vietnam’s independence, Ho Chi Minh, before being formally received at the Presidential Palace.
After the welcoming ceremony, Museveni and Xuan Phuc will hold talks and later witness the signing of bilateral agreements.
On Thursday, he will be received by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, according to the program released by the local foreign ministry.
On the 25th, the Ugandan President and his accompanying delegation will visit the Corporation for Finance and Technology Promotion (FTP) and the Institute of Agriculture of the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS).
Museveni’s last activity in the capital will be on Friday afternoon, when he will attend the Vietnam-Uganda Business Forum organized for his visit.
Despite the fact that both countries have not established their embassies in their capitals, bilateral relations are constantly developing in the fields of politics, economy, trade, investment, agriculture and others.
The volume of trade exchange last year amounted to $14.3 million, an increase of 39.8 percent compared to 2020.
Vietnam mainly exports iron and steel, textile products, machinery and equipment, spare parts and telephones to Uganda, while importing fodder, raw materials, coffee and timber from there.
Currently, this Indo-Chinese state has two investment projects in Uganda, the value of which is estimated at $ 35.5 million.
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