Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a message of congratulations to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni as Uganda celebrates its Independence Day. The celebrations are happening at the Kololo Ceremonial grounds.
In his message, Putin expressed his warm wishes to Museveni and the people of Uganda. He emphasized the long-standing friendly relationship between Russia and Uganda, which was reaffirmed during the recent Russia-Africa Summit in Saint Petersburg.
Putin also called for more discussions between Russia and Uganda to strengthen security and stability in Uganda and across Africa. He expressed confidence that both countries would enhance cooperation in various areas for the benefit of their people and to bolster security and stability on the African continent. Putin concluded his message by wishing all Ugandan citizens peace and prosperity.
Museveni and Putin have a strong alliance in East Africa, which has proven to be mutually advantageous. They have collaborated to boost their respective economies, and they have engaged in discussions to promote cooperation in business, agriculture, space science, and industry between Russia and Uganda.