President Museveni Asks EU to respect Uganda’s sovereignty
President Yoweri Museveni has asked a delegation from the European Union that visited him at State House in Entebbe that Uganda to respect Uganda’s sovereignty.
On Thursday, the EU delegation led by Attilio Pacifici,Per Lindgarde of Sweden, William Carlos (Ireland), Rudi Veestraeten (Belgium), Jules Armand Ania Mbossou (France), Nicolaj Itejberg Peterson (Denmark), Massimiliano Mazzanti (Italy), Mathias Schauer (Germany), Karin Boven (Netherlands) and Dr Roswitha Kremser( Austria) paid a courtesy visit to President Museveni in Entebbe and discussed a number of issues.
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.
He 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”.
The EU parliament recently advocated for sanctions against some Ugandan government officials and organizations believed to have participated in violation of human rights during the 2021 presidential elections.
Speaking to the envoys, Museveni said that both sides are not adversaries and should therefore work for the benefit of their people.
“We don’t see you as enemies, remove all the diversions and concentrate on the shared goals and help one another for the prosperity of our people, “Museveni said.
President Museveni also reminded the envoys of the political history of Africa in general and Uganda in particular, also discussed a wide range of issues with his guests covering political, social and economic sectors.
“By involving yourselves in matters that you don’t understand, even if you do understand, you should not get involved because this kind of misconduct can lead to many serious consequences and suffering of the people like it happened in some African countries,” he said.
Mr. Museveni 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.
The meeting was also attended by the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa and other senior government officials.