World leaders butter-up Museveni on Independence Day

President Museveni

President Donald Trump and other world leaders, including Xi Jinping of China, Friday sent congratulation messages to President Museveni and Ugandans as the East African nation marks its 58th Independence anniversary,

“On behalf of the United States, I send my best wishes to the people of Uganda as you celebrate the 58th anniversary of your independence on October 9. May our partnership advance democracy and bring continued peace and prosperity for our two peoples,” Trump said.

Jinping said China and Uganda enjoy traditional friendship with deep mutual trust.

“I, on behalf of the Chinese government and the Chinese people, and in my own name, extend sincere congratulations and best wishes to you, and through you, to the friendly Ugandan government and the people of Uganda,” he said in a letter to the President.


 “On issues concerning each other’s core interests and major concerns, our two countries always support each other. The China-Uganda relations have always enjoyed a strong momentum of growth. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, China and Uganda have been relying on each other in difficult times. I wish you good health and every success,” Jinping added.

Other leaders who sent messages include, the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan who said the existing friendly relations between the two countries will continue to develop in every field.

Other messages came from Thai prime ministers, Prayut Chan-o-cha, Belgian king Philipe, Moon Jae-in of South Korea, Reuven Rivlin or Israel and Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera of Malawi, among others.

The President of France H.E Emmanuel Macron to @KagutaMuseveni #UgandaAt58 “On the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Uganda, I am pleased to extend to you, on my own behalf and on behalf of the French people, my warmest congratulations and my most sincere wishes.”

The President of Turkey H.E Recep Tayyip Erdogan to @KagutaMuseveni #UgandaAt58 “I avail myself of this opportunity to renew my best wishes for the health and happiness of Your Excellency, as well as for the well-being and prosperity of the friendly people of Uganda.”

The PM of the Kingdom of Thailand H.E General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.) to @KagutaMuseveni #UgandaAt58 “On behalf of the Royal Thai Government & the Thai people, I have the honour to extend to you my congratulations & best wishes on the occasion of your Independence Day.”

The President of the Republic of Korea H.E Moon Jae-in to @KagutaMuseveni #UgandaAt58 “Please accept, Your Excellency, my best wishes for your good health and continued success in all your endeavors as well as for the everlasting prosperity of the Republic of Uganda.”

The President of Malawi H.E Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera to  @KagutaMuseveni #UgandaAt58 I wish the President and the people of Uganda best wishes for peace and progress as they commemorate ‘this momentous achievement.”

The President of the Arab Republic of Egypt H.E Abdel Fattah Al-sis to Kaguta Museveni #UgandaAt58 “Please accept my sincerest wishes for the best of your wellbeing & for the welfare & advancement of the brotherly people of Uganda & all the peoples of our African continent.”

The President of Namibia H.E Dr. Hage G. Geingob congratulates  @KagutaMuseveni and the people of Uganda #UgandaAt58 ‘We look forward to continue working with Uganda, under the auspices of the African Union, in the interests of mutually beneficial economic development.”

Prez of Germany Frank Walter Steinmeier to @KagutaMuseveni #UgandaAt58 “Allow me offer you & your fellow citizens my congratulations. Covid-19 presents us all with unprecedented challenges. I would like 2 express my appreciation 4 your determination in dealing with the crisis.”

The President of the Republic of Cuba H.E Mr. Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez congratulated Kaguta Museveni and the people of Uganda #UgandaAt58 “Let me also renew our willingness to expand the relations of friendship and cooperation between our countries.”

Prez Daniel Ortega Saavedra & VP Rosario Murillo of the Rep. of Nicaragua “We take the opportunity to recognize your govt’s actions towards achieving peace,security,well-being & devpt of your pple, representing as well, a pillar for greater integration of the African continent,” The Prez of Israel H.E Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin to

@KagutaMuseveni and the people of Uganda #UgandaAt58 “As the Rep. of Uganda takes stock of the great strides your country has made, I offer you my best wishes 4 the further progress of your nation & wellbeing of all your citizens.”



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