The President of Uganda, awarded the Grand Collar of Independence

The President of the Republic of Uganda, H. E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, was decorated on Friday 25th August by the Equatoguinean Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, with the Grand Collar of the Independence of Equatorial Guinea.

The ceremony, held in the ambassadors’ hall at the People’s Palace in Malabo, came within the framework of the State visit that the Ugandan leader is making for the first time to the country, and for his contribution to the cause of the African continent, according to the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

For his part, H. E. Yoweri Museveni highly praised the gesture from his counterpart, when he expressed his desire to continue to work with our country in various sectors for the benefit of the two peoples.

He also praised the PDGE Government for putting to good use the benefits obtained from natural resources, such as oil and gas: “something that has not always happened in African countries”, he stated.

The decoration ceremony closed with the presentation of gifts, and was followed by a State dinner that H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo provided for the Ugandan delegation.

During the reception, the two leaders focussed their speeches on strengthening diplomatic relations between Malabo and Kampala.

The events were attended by senior figures from the two countries.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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