On Tuesday May 19, 2020, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, to continue strengthening the relationship between Canada and Uganda, and to discuss the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Prime Minister and the President exchanged views about their respective national efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the health, safety, and economic well-being of their citizens.
The Prime Minister noted the importance of responding to the virus in a manner that protects the most vulnerable groups in society and upholds human rights.
The two leaders noted the devastating economic impacts of the pandemic for many countries and the importance of appropriate development financing to help countries bring back growth in key sectors.
They discussed ways to continue strengthening the Canada-Uganda bilateral relationship and to advance shared priorities such as trade and investment, and international coordination to restore global economic activity.
Prime Minister Trudeau thanked President Museveni for Uganda’s ongoing help to repatriate Canadians seeking to return home during this crisis.
COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving global challenge.
The Government of Canada is working closely with local, provincial, territorial, and international partners to minimize its health, economic, and social impacts in Canada and around the world.
“It was a very fruitful engagement. I thank Your Excellency for the time. We look forward to defeating this pandemic and strengthening ties between our two countries,” Museveni said after the discussion.