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Reception Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Uganda and China Held in Beijing

Time:2012-10-19Editor:Zhang ShengjunResource:Department of Asian and African AffairsPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

Jointly organized by the Chinese People’s Association For Friendship with Foreign Countries(CPAFFC), the Chinese and African People’s Friendship Association(CAPFA) and the Uganda Embassy, the reception celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations between Uganda and China was held in Beijing on October 18th, 2012. Vice President of Uganda, Edward Ssekandi , sent his video congratulatory message to the reception. H.E. Mr.Abdul’ahat Abdurixit,Vice Chairman of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC) and President of CAPFA,  Mr. Zhai Jun, Vice Minister of Chinese Foreign Ministry attended the reception. Mr. Feng Zuoku, Vice President of CPAFFC and Mr.Wagidoso, Ambassador of Uganda delivered the speech at the reception respectively.

Mr. Feng Zuoku said, the traditional friendship between China and Uganda has a long history and has had a steady and healthy development. The bilateral high-level exchanges has become more frequent, mutual political trust has been increased and our cooperations in various fields have been deepened. China and Uganda have maintained close coordination and cooperation in international affairs and always supported each other on the issues related to the core and major interests.  China is willing to work together with Uganda to continue to deepen our cooperations in various fields and make joint efforts to seek new ways of cooperation, especially in the fields of economy and trade, agriculture, infrastructure construction. Therefore, taking the opportunity of the 50th anniversary,China would like to push our friendship to a new stage.

Ssekandi said, China established diplomatic relations with Uganda 2 days after Uganda won its independence in October 1962. China was among the first countries that made friends with Uganda. For 50 years, the exchanges between our people have been enhanced and thus our friendship has been strengthened. Our traditional friendship has provided the motive of trust to our friendly relations. Taking this opportunity, on behalf of Uganda government and people, I’d like to  express my sincere thanks to you for you have been standing with us in the most difficult time of our history. We hope to develop  more strategic and effective win-win cooperations with china to bring benefits to people of Uganda and other African countries.

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