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Uganda to re-open embassy in Havana, Cuba

KAMPALA. President Museveni has announced Uganda is to re-open its embassy in the Cuban capital Havana.

The announcement was made at a meeting with visiting Cuban vice president Salvador Valdes Mesa at State House Entebbe on Wednesday.

The visiting Cuban vice president had in meeting with his Ugandan counterpart Edward Ssekandi, asked Uganda to consider re-opening its embassy in the Cuban capital Havana.

The move, according to the president’s press secretary, Mr Don Wanyama, is meant to strengthen relations between the two countries.

“The president and his guest discussed issues pertaining to the bilateral relations but importantly President Museveni announced that Uganda is to re-open its embassy in Havana, Cuba which had been closed a couple of years back due to financial constraints” Mr Wanyama said.

Mr Wanyama also said the President applauded the government of Cuba for helping the liberation struggles in Africa, especially in Angola.

©Alleastafrica and Daily Monitor

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