President attends US-Africa Summit

Sunday 3rd August 2014

President Yoweri Museveni has today left for the United States of America where he is slated to join other African leaders for the US-Africa leaders' Summit that has been called by US President Barack Obama.

The 4-day event is going to take place in Washington DC from 4th to 7th August 2014.

President Museveni, who is accompanied by his wife Mrs. Janet Museveni, also Minister for Karamoja, was seen off at Entebbe International Airport by Minister for Presidency, Mr. Frank Tumwebaze and the Head of Public Service, Mr. John Mitala.

Others at the Airport to see him off included the Chief of Staff of Air Force, Col. James Birungi, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr. Okoth Ochola and the Commissioner General of Prisons, Dr. Johnson Byabyashaija.

The US-Africa Summit is expected to focus on issues of trade and investment. According to sources the Summit will also serve as a forum at which the United State of America will underline its commitment to the African continent and its people, democracy and security.

The US Commerce Secretary, Mr. Penny Pritzker, has been quoted as saying, that new deals worth about $900 million would be announced at the Summit.

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