President Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo of the Democratic Republic of Congo has arrived in Uganda on a two-day state visit.
Presidential press secretary, Lindah Nabusayi Wamboka, said Tshisekedi was received at State House Entebbe by host President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
Museveni thanked Tshisekedi and other friends from Congo for honouring his invitation.
“You are welcome to Uganda. Africans are one people.”
Tshisekedi and a Delegation of Ministers and Senior Officials arrived in Uganda this afternoon for a two (2) day Official State visit at the Invitation of H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
Earlier today, Museveni opened the Uganda-Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) joint business forum at Speke Resort, Munyonyo.
He said it is important for nations to facilitate trade among themselves because it creates opportunities for citizens in terms of jobs, income and wealth.
Africa’s trade figures show that we are importing a lot from China, India, Japan and other places, Museveni noted.
“This means we are supporting the prosperity of these countries and jobs for their children yet ours remain unemployed.”
He added: “We need the market of the whole of Africa and avoid taxes at our borders. What we should concentrate on is the quality of goods and services. Internal markets alone are not sufficient to guarantee prosperity.”
Museveni said Uganda and DRC can for instance have a comparative advantage.
“If something is done better in Congo, we do it there and Uganda buys it, and vice versa. Then we get low-cost but high quality products.”