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KIU International Desk: President Museveni, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Discuss COVID-19

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KIU, Western Campus – President Yoweri Museveni held discussions with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada on Tuesday, May 19 to discuss the latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic in their respective countries.

A statement on PM Trudeau’s website said he and President Museveni exchanged views about their respective national efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the health, safety and economic wellbeing of their citizens.

“The two leaders noted the devastating economic impacts of the pandemic for many countries and the importance of appropriate development financing to help countries bring back growth in key sectors,” it read.

“They discussed ways to continue strengthening the Canada-Uganda bilateral relationship and to advance shared priorities such as trade and investment, and international coordination to restore global economic activity,” the statement added.

President Museveni, through his twitter handle, thanked Trudeau for what he termed as “a very fruitful engagement”.

“I thank Your Excellency for the time. I look forward to defeating this pandemic and strengthening ties between our two countries,” Museveni said.

According to africanada.com, there are over 50,000 people of Ugandan origin living in Canada. The North American country continues to receive immigrants from Uganda, offering them studying and working opportunities. 

This has boosted Uganda’s economy through the remittances from these immigrants, which are a great source of foreign currency to the Central Bank.

Picture credit: ABC News

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