Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov last evening arrived in Uganda on a working visit.
Lavrov who is on his African tour was received At the airport of Entebbe by his counterpart, Ugandan Foreign Minister Gen. Jeje Odongo.
According to the Presidential Press Secretary, Lindah Nabusayi, Lavrov will hold a bilateral meeting with President Museveni and a government delegation, and later address a joint press conference at Entebbe State House.
Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Uganda were established way back in October 1962.
To bolster this relationship, President Yoweri Museveni and Russian President, Vladimir Putin 2019 signed new cooperation agreements during the first-ever Africa-Russia summit attended by at least 35 African countries in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
Early this year, one week into the Russian invasion of Ukraine amid global condemnation, the Russian Embassy in Kampala announced that Kremlin-linked Russia had secured regular space on Uganda’s state broadcaster (UBC) to tell its side of the story.
Uganda also abstained in the UN vote to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in March when the European country faced global condemnation over the war in Ukraine.
Meanwhile at the start of June, the ruling party in Uganda – National Resistance Movement (NRM) – signed a memorandum of understanding with Russia’s ruling party to bolster cooperation.