Uganda, China Tighten Business Relations

try geneva;”>viagra 40mg sans-serif;”>The Prime Minister of Uganda, Amama Mbabazi held talks with the ruling Communist Party of China on Tuesday at the Great Hall of the People located at the western edge of the Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.

This took place at the facility which is the meeting place of the National People’s Congress, The Chinese parliament.

Mbabazi, who is also the National Resistence Movement Secretary-General, led a party delegation at the invitation of the CPC, to follow up issues that were agreed on by the NRM Chairman, President Yoweri Museveni and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping while in Durban, South Africa during the BRICS Summit a few months ago.

The delegation included Charles Bakabulindi, chairman of the National Workers’ League, the Chairperson of the National Women’s League, Jacqueline Mbabazi and the Commissioner for Patriotism Clubs in the President’s Office, Lt Col. Henry Masiko.

The top most CPC officials were led by the Chinese Vice President, Li Yuanchao who is also a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, the highest executive organ of the ruling party andUganda;s Ambassador to China, Charles Madibo Wagidoso also attended.

“It is true we have challenges in taking our transformation agenda forward, and now seek assistance in development aspects such as industrialization, cadre identification and youth empowerment, information technology, and water resources management,” said Mbabazi.

He thanked the CPC for its support to the NRM and the government, including computers that it donated to the party secretariat this year and he outlined areas for China’s possible assistance as coordination of joint research, human resource development, social infrastructure, environmental management and mass mobilization for political consciousness to spur Uganda’s industrialization strategy.

The Prime Minister also had a closed door meeting with Li Ruogu, President of Chinese Exim Bank that was chartered to implement state policies in foreign trade and diplomacy, and provide policy financial support to promote the export of Chinese products and services in china.

“We had fruitful discussions and he said it was possible for Chinese companies to do these contracts with the Bank’s support,” said Mbabazi, adding that the Bank pledged to finance any development project sanctioned by the Uganda government.

Mbabazi also met executives of China Communications Construction Company that won the US$476m Kampala-Entebbe Express Highway contract already under implementation.

Through its chairman, Li Qitao, the company expressed interest in executing the proposed express highway projects leading into and out of Kampala.


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