Russia-Uganda Strengthen Relations

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President Museveni has scoffed at the West for questioning Uganda’s relations with Russia amidst the Russia-Ukraine conflict maintaining that Uganda will cooperate with all countries as he welcomed the Russian Foreign Affairs Minister, Sergey Lavrov, who is on a State visit.

The people of Uganda and myself welcome H.E Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister. Russia has been supporting the anti-colonial African movement for the last 100 years and I commend their long-standing relationship with Uganda. We want to trade with Russia. We want to trade with all countries of the world. We don’t believe in being enemies of somebody’s enemy, No! We want to make our own enemies not fight other people’s enemies. How can we automatically be against those who have been with us for the last 100 years? We have forgiven those who did bad things to us and we are working with them, how about those who have never harmed us?” President Museveni