Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hold talks on COVID-19 pandemic and furthering bilateral ties.
KAMPALA — President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday, May 19 spoke with the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to continue strengthening the relationship between Uganda and Canada to discuss the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Museveni and the Canadian Prime Minister exchanged views about their respective national efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the health, safety, and economic well-being of their citizens.
PM Trudeau noted the importance of responding to the virus in a manner that protects the most vulnerable groups in society and upholds human rights.
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.
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.
Prime Minister Trudeau thanked President Museveni for Uganda’s ongoing help to repatriate Canadians seeking to return home during this crisis.
COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving global challenge.
Trudeau said Canada is working closely with local, provincial, territorial, and international partners to minimize its health, economic, and social impacts in Canada and around the world.