President Yoweri Museveni has arrived in Washington DC to attend the US-Africa Leaders Summit, he tweeted Tuesday afternoon.
President Museveni was invited by his US counterpart, Joe Biden, to attend the summit which kicks off today.
Museveni left Kampala on Sunday and he was seen off at Entebbe International by officials that included Vice President Jessica Alupo, the Minister for Presidency Babirye Milly Babalanda, the Head of Public Service Lucy Nakyobe, the Commander Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Okidi, who represented the CDF, the Director Crime Intelligence Uganda Police Force Brig. Christopher Damulira, and Deputy Commissioner General of Prisons Samuel Akena.
On his way, President Museveni made a stopover in the UK where he met investors and officials in the UK government, including Andrew Mitchell, UK’s Minister of State (Development & Africa) in London.
They talked about regional peace and security among other issues of mutual interest, according to Museveni.
He also held a business breakfast with investors, fund managers, processors of food, and large commodity buyers at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London.
The engagement was organized by the Advisory Committee to the President (PACIED) in conjunction with the Commonwealth Enterprise Council (CWEC) and launched our agenda to market Uganda to all markets of the world and increase our global market share for our agricultural exports.
The summit in the U.S. will run for three days and it aims at building on shared values and priorities as well as fostering new economic engagements.
The summit will also cover issues that include among other topics peace and security, strengthening regional and global health security, promoting food security as well as responding to the climate crisis.
President Museveni recently pointed out that he is attending the summit with the aim of getting partners to cooperate within the process of accelerating the ongoing value addition of products and also expanding and diversifying the economy citing the new industry of designing and manufacturing electric vehicles like buses and cars.
He added that with also the railway once refurbished will lower transport costs an incentive to the business fraternity.