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Russian foreign minister starts two day official visit to Uganda tomorrow

Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, will pay a two-day working visit to Uganda staring July tomorrow July 25 until 26,  2022 as part of his tour of African countries.

Lavrov will visit Ethiopia, Egypt, Uganda and Congo- Brazzaville ahead of the second Russia-Africa summit, expected to be held in Addis Ababa in October-November, 2022.

The first  Russia-Africa Summit  was held in Sochi, Russia in 2019 and attended by several African heads of state and government including President Museveni.

During his visit, Minister Lavrov and his delegation will hold bilateral talks with the Uganda delegation led by President  Museveni at State House Entebbe.

Museveni who last visited Russia in 2019 has called for stronger bilateral relations especially in the areas of defence and security, economic and technical cooperation.

Russia, formerly the  Soviet Union  established diplomatic relations with Uganda on October 11–12, 1962.

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