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China supports Uganda’s development

Updated: Mar 31,2015 4:50 PM

Premier Li Keqiang meets Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Beijing on March 31.[Photo by Zhang Duo/Xinhua]

Premier Li Keqiang meets Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Beijing on March 31.[Photo by Du Yang/China News Service]

China would like to work with Uganda in areas including infrastructure construction so as to help speed up its industrialization and modernization, Premier Li Keqiang told Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni in Beijing on March 31.

Museveni is on a state visit in China and has also attended the 2015 Boao Forum for Asia.

China is willing to participate in Uganda Vision 2040 by using its comparative advantages in industry and production to step up infrastructure construction in the African country, Premier Li said.

Launched in 2013, Vision 2040 focuses on strengthening the fundamentals of the economy to harness the abundant opportunities in Uganda.

The Premier said that Beijing will share its own experience in development with Kampala “without reservation,” and will offer assistance for the construction of large projects such as airports and hydropower stations.

China wants to promote the establishment of a railway network in east Africa by working together with countries in the region, he said.

Museveni is an old friend of China and the Premier spoke highly of the visiting president and his contribution to developing China-Uganda and China-Africa relations.

Premier Li also expressed satisfaction with the China-Uganda relationship, saying it is “developing in a positive momentum,” and is a good example of South-South cooperation in the new era.

Museveni expressed appreciation for China’s assistance in constructing a hydropower station and railway projects, which are urgently needed in Uganda.

And he also said his country welcomes Chinese companies to continue investing in projects concerning energy and hydroelectric development, as well as the construction of the railway network in east Africa.