By Frank Kamuntu
Kampala: The United States President Donald Trump has joined other global leaders to congratulate their counterpart Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on behalf of Ugandans upon reaching their 58th Independence Day Celebrations remembering country’s retrieval from the British colonial governance in 1962.
In a letter addressed to the President of Uganda from H.E Donald Trump, he said he is proud of all that the United States has accomplished in partnership with Uganda on health, prosperity, and civil engagements with the Ugandan communities.
In the same vein, Trump expressed great concern on the lack of democracy and Human Rights before he pledged to strengthen partnership with Uganda on the goals of building democratic institutions and respect for human rights and promoting bilateral trade and investment.
“We look forward to building on our partnership with the goals of strengthening democratic institutions and respect for human rights and promoting bilateral trade and investment,” he said.
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”On behalf of the United States Embassy in Kampala, I wish all Ugandans a happy, healthy, and peaceful Independence Day. We are proud of all that the United States has accomplished in partnership with Uganda to foster healthy, prosperity, and civil engagements with communities”.
”We recognize, however, that this is a particularly challenging time. So while we continue our joint efforts to improve education outcomes for Ugandan youth, to promote economic growth and food security, and to strengthen Uganda’s democratic institutions, the United States is also working hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health to support its Covid-19 response”.
The power of partnership is never more evident than during challenging times such as these.The United States’ decades-long investment in Uganda’s health system has helped build the capacities that Uganda’s research facilities, laboratories, health centres, and medical professionals are utilizing to combat COVID-19. The United States will continue to stand with Uganda as we confront the challenges of COVID, and we will continue to invest in the friendship and partnership between our two countries.
Congratulations on the 58th anniversary of Uganda’s independence.”
In another separate letter, trump revealed that the United States welcomes Uganda’s leadership in pursuing economic growth and regional peace and stability in East Africa, including hosting the largest refugee population on the continent.
“We also value our two countries’ longstanding partnership in working to combat infectious diseases, especially in a year that finds the world confronting a historic pandemic,” the letter added.
Trump further added, “We look forward to building on our partnership with the goals of strengthening democratic institutions and respect for human rights and promoting bilateral trade and investment.”
“On this special day, Ugandans may be assured of the lasting friendship between our two-nations,” Trump concluded.
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