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CPAFFC Vice President Lin Yi Attends The 1st Uganda Dragon Boat Festival

Time:2017-05-30Editor:Zhang YujunResource:Department of Asian and African AffairsPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

CPAFFC Vice President Mme. Lin Yi led a delegation to visit Uganda from May 26 to 30, 2017 and attended the 1st Uganda Dragon Boat Festival in Entebbe on May 28. H.E. Mr. Edward Ssekandi, Vice President of Uganda, and H.E. Mr. Zheng Zhuqiang, Chinese Ambassador to Uganda attended and addressed the Festival. Hon. Godfrey Kiwanda, Minister of State for Tourism of Uganda, H.E. Mr. Crispus Kiyonga, the designated Ugandan Ambassador to China, Mr. Benon Mugarura, Chairman of China-Africa Friendship Association Uganda (CAFAU), the local media, representatives of Chinese and Ugandan entrepreneurs, Chinese community in Uganda, the Chinese university students players and other local spectators totaling one thousand were present at the function.

This Dragon Boat Race, co-hosted by the CAFAU, the Chinese Embassy in Uganda and the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities of Uganda, aims to enhance mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese and Ugandan peoples, further China-Africa cultural and people-to-people exchanges and promote the tourism of Uganda. Players from both countries sped through the wind and the waves and forged ahead in Lake Victoria, the biggest lake in Africa, by which means they celebrated the traditional Dragon Boat Festival together. During the race, side events such as the Chinese and Ugandan cultural displays and food tasting fairs were also held.

During their stay in Uganda, the delegation also attended the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the CAFAU, and met with Ugandan Vice President Edward Ssekandi, Minister of Local Government of Uganda Hon. Tom Butime and President of Uganda-China Friendship Association Mr. Sooma Ayub.

 

 

 

 

 

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