Jacqueline Mbabazi Hosts Chinese Delegation


cost geneva; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 200%;”>Headed by its Vice President, Cheng Xiurong, the delegation arrived in the country on the invitation of the NRM National Women’s League under the leadership of Jacqueline Mbabazi, who is also the wife of the Prime Minister.

Xiurong told a meeting attended by Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi on Wednesday that the Chinese women cherish the cordial relationship with Ugandan Women, adding that they will continue working together for development.

She also hailed the leadership of the NRM women’s league which she said is contributing to the empowerment of women in the country.

The Uganda government has lately tightened ties with China as it loses trust with the western world over failure to combat corruption and abuse of human rights.

The meeting was also attended by the Minister of state for youth and children affairs, Ronald Kibule, Deputy Secretary General of the NRM Party, Dorothy Hyuha and Executive members of the NRM Women’s league.

Mbabazi said Uganda is focused on cementing the excellent bilateral relationship with China by attracting more businessmen and women, investors and tourists from China.

The Premier said Uganda strongly values her relationship with China because it is transformative and mutually beneficial.

The Prime Minister said the relationship between China and Uganda was sealed by blood when China joined Africa in its liberation struggle.

He said over the last 51 years China has become a very strategic partner in the struggle for economic development.

The Premier said the NRM Government has spearheaded the liberation of women as a necessary tool for development, adding that institutional and legal frameworks are in place to guarantee the equality of women with men.

He said policies such as Universal primary, secondary and tertiary education are aimed at uplifting the level the girl child whose history is dotted with discrimination.

Mr. Mbabazi said Uganda also requires support from China is the area of skills development that are relevant to demands of the job market.


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