Ethiopian Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Hailemariam Desalegn & Wife Roman On A Three-Day State Visit In Uganda

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President Museveni: I am honoured to host The Right Honourable Hailemariam Desalegn, the Ethiopian Prime Minister, and his wife Roman, for a three-day state visit. This visit underscores the long-standing relations between our two sister countries. We held bilateral talks and agreed on several issues
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On River Nile: We shall discuss further the use of the River Nile waters under the auspices of the Nile Basin Summit.
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On South Sudan: We will work together in the stabilisation of of South Sudan, using the IGAD, which is currently chaired by the Hon Prime Minister.
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President Museveni: Trade: We shall explore areas in which our countries can trade with each other especially now that there is a route (road) connecting Kenya and Ethiopia at Moyale, which we can take advantage of. We also agreed to strengthen our cooperation on defence matters. I thank the PM for accepting my invitation. He has come on the anniversary of the Battle of Adwa, where King Menelik defeated the Italians on the 2nd of March1896. I congratulate the people of Ethiopia on this occasion
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On Somalia: Our countries will continue working together to create an enabling environment for Somalia to build state pillars, establish minimum infrastructure and social services.
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President Museveni: I took Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and his wife Roman on a tour of my farm in Kisozi, Gomba District.
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President Museveni: I explained the heritage of the long-horned Ankole cattle to the Prime Minister, and their importance as a key livelihood for the pastoral communities. We also spoke about the commonalities of our communities. I thank the premier and his wife for honouring my invitation
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