South African president in Uganda for state visit

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has arrived in Uganda for a state visit.

State House noted that Ramaphosa arrived at Entebbe International Airport on Monday night.

“He was warmly received at Entebbe International Airport by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of Regional Affairs, Hon. John Mulimba,” State House said in a statement.

“President Ramaphosa was invited by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the two leaders are expected to meet tomorrow to discuss bilateral relations and other crucial matters at State House-Entebbe,” the statement added.

It should be noted that the South African leader last came to Kampala in January 2024 for the 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit.

An earlier statement issued in South Africa said, “The two leaders will discuss regional security and stability, including the situation in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.”

Uganda and South Africa have also been in discussions to offer free visas for travelling citizens between the two countries.

From Kampala, President Ramaphosa will proceed to the Republic of South Sudan.

“The purpose of the visit, from 16-18 April 2024, will be to strengthen the existing bilateral relations between South Africa and South Sudan.”

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