Ethiopian leader Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed Ali has been received in Uganda today by his counterpart President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for a two-day state visit. The two African leaders are expected to discuss a chain of bilateral issues in trade and diplomatic relations sources from Uganda’s State House have conferment the development.
“I welcome Dr Abiy Ahmed Ali, the Ethiopian Prime Minister, to Uganda. He is here for a two-day state visit on my invitation. We shall hold bilateral talks on how to further strengthen our countries' trade and political ties.” President Museveni said.
PM Ahmed who only sworn last April as a symbol of reconciliation between the government and the Oromo ethnic group that had led to sporadic protests the last two years has so far visited Djibouti, Sudan and Kenya to bargain for the release and return of political prisoners.
Ahmed is expected to be the guest of honour at Saturday’s National Heroes Day celebrations in Uganda.
“Tomorrow, Dr Abiy will be a special guest at our National Heroes Day celebrations in Kakumiro District, where he will receive the Pearl of Africa Grand Master Medal,” said President Museveni.