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Ethiopian PM in Uganda on three-day visit

A high- level Ethiopian delegation led by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn arrived in Uganda, Entebbe on Thursday for a three-day official visit upon the invitation of President Yoweri Museveni.

On arrival in Uganda the Ethiopian leader Hailemariam met President Museveni for bilateral talks aimed at strengthening economic and political relations between the two countries as well as exploring regional and continental issues of mutual concern.

Addressing a joint press conference at State House Entebbe on Friday the Ethiopian Prime Minister hailed President Museveni as a stabilizing force on the African continent.

He noted that the volatile Horn of African region needs to cooperate with countries like Uganda to help them in the fight against wrong elements like the Al Shabaab in Somalia.

President Museveni told his visitor that there is need for the region to support Somalia after the defeat of Al-Shabaab so that they can be able to develop their own country and also revive their weak economy.

According to President Museveni, the two countries discussed the possibility of constructing a road linking Uganda (Karamoja) to the northwestern Ethiopia.

The two leaders also discussed the Nile, South, Sudan and other issues related to cooperation between the two countries.

They also agreed on the need to convene a Nile Basin Summit to stage consensus on pressing issues.

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