M7 Meets Chinese General Over 'Regional Terrorism'


Liang, information pills who arrived on Sunday for a five-day State Visit told President Museveni during a meeting today Tuesday at State House, approved Entebbe that Chinese companies were deeply interested in the construction of railways and roads in Uganda.

Liang, nurse who led a delegation of high ranking army officers from China, yesterday held a closed-door meeting with UPDF generals at Ministry of Defence headquarters, Mbuya, Kampala.

The army officers discussed ways of combating terrorism in the region.

Security officials who spoke on condition of anonymity in fear of being reprimanded told this news website hours before the meeting that Museveni would discuss the issue of regional terrorism with Liang.

“The President intends to assure Liang that leaders in the region who promote terrorism should be dealt with,” a source said.

It’s yet clear whether the Sudan threat was discussed.

However, the attendance of CDF Gen. Aronda Nyakairima and Defence Minister Crispus Kiyonga further lends credence to the fact that security was high on today’s agenda.

Meanwhile, during the meeting, Liang said under Museveni’s leadership, the people of Uganda have enjoyed peace, stability and a good standard of living.

Liang saluted Museveni for promoting peace and stability in Africa, according to a statement from State House.

Liang acknowledged the steady development in the bilateral ties between the two countries which, he noted, started 49 years ago.

On his part, Museveni assured his guest that there is a lot of potential for Chinese investors in Uganda.

Museveni further commended the prevailing good relations between Uganda and China.

“We look forward to having more trade with China. Uganda always welcomes support from China”, he said.

The President saluted the contribution of China to Africa’s independence and development.

Museveni praised the Chinese President Hu Jintao and the Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, for their support to Uganda.

Briefing his guest on the developments in the country, the President disclosed that Uganda’s economy has been growing at a fast rate despite a number of bottlenecks.

He cited the example of Uganda’s dependence on foreign funding during the early stages of the development of the country but was happy to note that “we are beginning to have our own internal funding from the improved revenue collection.”

Museveni said the National Resistance Movement (NRM) government is improving the railways and roads which, he said, would contribute immensely to an increased growth rate from the current 6% per annum to between 14 – 15% per annum.

He stressed that Uganda in particular and Africa as a whole, should work together with China to guarantee peace in the world and sovereignty in the various countries.

Liang conveyed warm greetings from the Chinese President, Hu Jintao, to President Museveni and thanked the Government of Uganda for according his delegation a warm reception since their arrival.


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