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Museveni On Russia Relations: We don’t believe in being enemies of somebody’s enemy

By An Executive Editor

President Yoweri Museveni has said that Uganda wants to trade with Russia, and that the country “wants to trade with all countries of the world.”

According to the President, “We don’t believe in being enemies of somebody’s enemy, No!”

“We want to make our own enemies not fight other people’s enemies,” Museveni said.

The President was speaking following the visit of Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister.

“Russia has been supporting the anti-colonial African movement for the last 100 years and I commend their long-standing relationship with Uganda,” the President said.

The President wondered how “we can automatically be against those who have been with us for the last 100 years?”

“We have forgiven those who did bad things to us and we are working with them, how about those who have never harmed us?” Museveni said.

Russia and Ukraine are currently at war. Uganda imports fuel and wheat from Russia. Part of Uganda’s wheat import also comes from Ukraine.

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