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Ethiopian Premier begins 2-day State visit to uganda

Friday 8th June 2018
The new Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopian, Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, has begun a 2-day state visit to Uganda at the invitation of President Yoweri Museveni.
 
Premier Ali Abiy Ahmed Ali, who arrived in the country this morning, was welcomed by President Yoweri Museveni at State House, Entebbe.
 
Prime Minister Ahmed Ali was treated to a red carpet welcome and accorded a 19-gun salute.  He also inspected a guard of honour mounted by the Officers and men of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces after which he was entertained by groups of Ugandan traditional local troupes.
 
Later, President Museveni and his guest held a tete-a-tete meeting. They later   held bilateral talks with delegations from the two countries, Uganda and Ethiopia.
 
The focus of the visit to Uganda by Premier Ahmed Ali centres on strengthening issues of mutual interest between the 2 countries, including trade and political ties, among others areas. 
 
Prime Minister Ahmed Ali is accompanied by a delegation of Ministers and high-ranking Ethiopian government officials.
 
Dr. Ahmed Ali is the 12th Prime Minister of Ethiopia. He was sworn into office in April 2018 following the stepping down of his predecessor, Mr.  Hailemariam Desalegn in January 2018. ENDS