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Ugandan President welcomes Venezuelan foreign minister

Kampala, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, received here today the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Ivan Gil, who is making an official visit to this country as part of his tour of Africa.

Museveni thanked his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro, for his efforts to strengthen and expand the ties of friendship and cooperation between the Bolivarian Republic and the countries of that continent, the foreign minister said on his X account, formerly Twitter.

The Ugandan president urged to increase trade between Africa and Latin America, especially in areas such as energy, agriculture, health and education, he said.

Gil pointed out that he also emphasized how our continents continue to fight against aggressions from countries of the Western North, ‘a struggle that calls us to unite our nations’, he added.

The Venezuelan top diplomat extended to the African head of state Maduro’s Bolivarian greetings and his willingness to create a link between the two countries that will allow to draw a future of development for both peoples.

The visit of the South American foreign minister began yesterday with the purpose of strengthening friendship and strategic cooperation.

Among his first activities, he held a meeting with the Ugandan Minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development, Judith Nabakooba, with whom he discussed how to “move forward on issues that have been flags of the Bolivarian process”.

Also on Monday, Gil spoke with the National Planning Authority of Uganda and organizing member of the Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, Pamela Kasabiiti Mbabazi, on cooperation in economic and social areas of interest to both peoples.

The Venezuelan minister concluded on Wednesday his stay in Rwanda, where he fulfilled a wide and busy agenda of meetings with high authorities, among them the executive vice-president of the Development Board of this nation, Nelly Mukazayire.