Involve Citizens In Solving The Boko Haram Crisis, Museveni Advises Nigeria; Commits To Work With New Envoys From Six Countries
In a meeting with the new Ambassador of Vietnam to Uganda H.E Nguyen Nam Tien, President Museveni noted that Uganda and Vietnam enjoy long term relations citing Uganda-Vietnam Solidarity committee of the 1960s where he was a member. Nguyen assured the President his country’s commitment to further strengthening the long standing relationship between the two countries.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Tuesday at State House, Entebbe received credentials from Ambassadors Muhammad Hassan Wazir (Pakistan), Ahmed Ibrahim Ahmed Awadelseed (Sudan), Maj. Gen.(Rtd) George Aggrey Awinow (Kenya), Ismail Ayobami Alatise (Nigeria), Nguyen Nam Tien(Vietnam) and the new High Commissioner of the Republic of Ghana to Uganda H.E Damptey Bediako Asare.
In a meeting with Nigeria’s Ayobami Alatise, President Museveni called for the involvement of the wanainchi (citizens) in solving the Boko Haram crisis and other extremist groups. “Since the group targets innocent civilians, use the people to fight insecurity since they are targets, “he advised.
President Museveni reiterated Uganda’s commitment to strengthening bilateral ties between Uganda and Pakistan. “We look forward to strengthening bilateral relations between our two nations,” President Museveni told the new Pakistan envoy.
On his part, H.E Muhammad Hassan Wazir hailed the great relationship between Pakistan and Uganda. He described President Museveni as the father of the nation and Africa at large.
With the new Sudan envoy, President Museveni discussed issues like the economy, Trade and Investment between the two countries.
The host acknowledged that Sudan, after Italy, is the second in buying Ugandan unprocessed coffee. He called on Sudan companies to partner with Uganda in investing in value addition to Ugandan coffee.