Photo of Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni
Photo of Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni

Uganda celebrated its 58th Independence Anniversary on 9th October 2020 (last week) and here are some of the congratulatory messages from across the world.

President Donald Trump to Uganda; “On behalf of the United States, I send my best wishes to the people of Uganda as you celebrate the 58th anniversary of your independence on October 9. May our partnership advance democracy bring continued peace and prosperity to our peoples”

President Xi Jinping of the Peoples Republic of China; “I, on behalf of the Chinese government and the Chinese people, and in my own name, extend sincere congratulations and best wishes to you, and through you, to the friendly Ugandan government and the people of Uganda. On issues concerning each other’s core interests and major concerns, our two countries always support each other. The China-Uganda relations have always enjoyed a strong momentum of growth. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, China and Uganda have been relying on each other in difficult times. I wish you good health and every success,”


H.E Recep Tayyip Erdogan, The President of Turkey; “I am fully confident that the existing friendly relations, as well as strong cooperation between Turkey and Uganda will continue to develop in every field and reach even higher levels in future. I avail myself of this opportunity to renew my best wishes for the health and happiness of Your Excellency, as well as for the well-being and prosperity of the friendly people of Uganda

The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, H.E General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.); “On behalf of the Royal Thai Government and the Thai people, I have the honor to extend to you my congratulations and best wishes on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Uganda.”


The President of the Republic of South Korea H.E Moon Jae-in; “Please accept, Your Excellency, my best wishes for your good health and continued success in all your endeavors as well as for the everlasting prosperity of the Republic of Uganda,”


The President of Israel H.E Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin; “As the Republic of Uganda takes stock of the great strides your country has made; I offer you my best wishes for the further progress of your nation and wellbeing of all your citizens. I avail myself of this opportunity to thank you for the support and friendly relations that our two countries enjoy and I look forward to extending the breadth and depth of our bilateral interests.

On account of the on-going covid-19 pandemic, I wish you and the people of Uganda Health, safety and hope that a solution will be found in the near future. With the best wishes for Gods rich blessing on you and the Republic of Uganda,”


The President of Malawi H.E Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera; “I am hopeful that the bonds of friendship and cooperation that have existed between our two countries since time immemorial, will continue to flourish in the years to come for the mutual benefit of our two peoples,”


The President of the Arab Republic of Egypt H.E Abdel Fattah Al-sisi; “I would like to assert that we treasure the cordial relations binding our two sisterly countries. I also look forward to working together to further advance the progress and prosperity of our two peoples in the years to come. Please accept my sincerest wishes for the best of your wellbeing and for the welfare and advancement of the brotherly people of Uganda and all the peoples of our African continent,”


The President of Namibia H.E Dr. Hage G. Geingob; ‘We look forward to continue working with Uganda, under the auspices of the African Union, in the interests of mutually beneficial economic development,”


The President of the federal Republic of Germany H.E Frank Walter Steinmeier; “On the occasion of Independence Day, allow me offer you and your fellow citizens my congratulations. The Covid-19 pandemic presents us all with unprecedented challenges. I would like to express my appreciation for your determination in dealing with the crisis.

Your commitment to African cooperation is valued and respected in Germany. Moreover, Uganda has been acknowledged and highly regarded by various neighboring countries as a safe haven for refugees.  In the future, Uganda’s young population in particular deserves the chance to fully tap their potential; for this to happen, a free and fair elections in early 2021 are of special importance,”


The President of the Republic of Cuba H.E Mr. Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez; “Let me also renew our willingness to expand the relations of friendship and cooperation between our countries.” President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez.


The People and government of reconciliation and National unity of the republic of Nicaragua represented by Daniel Ortega Saavedra and Rosario Murillo; “On this occasion, we take the opportunity to recognize your government’s actions towards achieving peace, security, well-being and development of your people, representing as well, a pillar for greater integration of the African continent.”.