Minister Kutesa, Chinese Ambassador Meet On Situation Of Stranded Ugandans In China

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kahamba Kutesa on Saturday urged the Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Zheng Zhuqiang to urgently intervene and address the plight of Ugandans in China.

The duo held a meeting following reports that Africans, including Ugandans were facing harsh conditions in the world’s second-largest economy after authorities launched a crackdown on coronavirus importers.

According to reports, in cities like Guangzhou, most Africans were left homeless as landlords evicted them from their homes.

“The minister conveyed the serious concern of the Government of Uganda on the harassment and mistreatment of its nationals. He called on Government of China to urgently intervene and address the plight of Ugandans in China,” reads part of the statement.

The Ambassador assured the Minister that China values its relationship with Uganda and other African countries. He said that the Government was taking steps to address the matter and undertook to take up the concerns of the Government of Uganda with the relevant authorities in China.

The statement issued by the Ministry of foreign Affairs

Zhuqiang added that the Chinese Government was taking steps to address the matter and undertook to take up the concerns of the Government of Uganda with the relevant authorities in China.

China is one of Uganda’s biggest trade partners.

The meeting was attended by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb Patrick Mugoya and Uganda’s Ambassador to China, Dr Crispus Kiyonga.

 

 

 

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