President Yoweri Museveni has told a delegation from the European Union that visited him at the State House in Entebbe that Uganda and the EU are not adversaries.
The relationship between the EU and Uganda has not been that good and the relationship deteriorated after the just concluded 2021 elections in which Museveni was declared the winner.
The EU parliament recently advocated for sanctions against some Ugandan government officials and organisations believed to have participated in violation of human rights during the 2021 presidential elections.
Yesterday, the EU delegation led by Attilio Pacifici,Per Lindgarde paid a courtesy visit to President Museveni in Entebbe and discussed a number of issues.
Speaking to the envoys, Museveni said that both sides are not adversaries and should therefore work for the benefit of their people.
During the meeting that focused on relations between Uganda and the European Union, the President asked the envoys that both parties should always work for shared goals and people’s good but also urged them to always consult government and cautioned them against involvement in matters that they are not conversant with, something that could have serious consequences.
Museveni also promised to share security findings into the November 18 and 19 riots in which 54 people were killed while protesting against the arrest of National Unity Platform’s Robert Kyagulanyi.
Ambassador Per Lindgarde of Sweden expressed their readiness to continue supporting development programmes in Uganda.