China and Uganda presidents pledge further cooperation

first_imgChinese President Xi Jinping (2nd R), visiting Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (2nd L) and their wives pose for a photo during a welcoming ceremony in Beijing, capital of China, March 31, 2015. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)Chinese President Xi Jinping has held talks  Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in Beijing.The two leaders highly praised the two nations’ cooperation, and agreed to seek opportunity and broaden cooperation in future.President Xi said the nations should strengthen cooperation based on mutual benefits and be a model for international relations.Premier Li keqiang also met with Meseveni.Premier Li said China’s advantage in infrastructure building can meet the demand of Uganda.China is willing to share experience with Uganda and boost the construction of airport, railways  and other infrastructure projects.Agreements signed between Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and his Chinese Counterpart Xi Jinping have been welcomed by many Ugandans.Locals believe cooperation in the area of infrastructure, mining and tourism will boost the development of the East African nation.Here’s a sample of their views: DEBORAH KARUNGI – Global logistics”There will be development of infrastructure because I believe roads will be constructed and transport will be easy may be people from the rural areas will also benefit”SANDRA ASHABA – Global logistics”There will be reduction in power shortages and more development in industries.”SHABAN OPENDI  – Security guard”When Karuma Dam has been developed I know we are going to get electricity, Ugandans are going to get employment and we are going to add value in technology.”SHEEBA NYAKATO – Clearing and forwarding agent”The dam will help us to have power at all costs the hospitals will have power and the Industries.The knowledge I have with clearing and forwarding it will also help us to transport our goods….and may be they will employ more people ton work at the dam”Sound Bite: JAMES MUGABO —businessman.”If they come and set up Industries in Uganda we get benefits in terms of labor….and when these people are making profits they have to pay revenue in our country so those are benefits.”last_img

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