What Ethiopian Premier Abiy gave Uganda’s Museveni


Abiy and Museveni at State House Entebbe last week

The outstanding and current working relationship and ties between Uganda and Ethiopia is undisputed.

Previously, in 2014, Uganda and Ethiopia signed quartet of Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) aimed at promoting cooperation among the two nations.

The then MOUs took place in Addis Ababa’s National Palace under then Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegan and President Museveni.

Then and in Ethiopia-Addis Ababa, President Museveni applauded the government of Ethiopia under Desalegan for inviting him.

President Museveni said then that the citizen of Uganda went to Ethiopia in the pre-colonial days, thus his country is committed to cooperating in defense, Security infrastructural development, trade, tourism, among others.

However, in April 2018 this year, his friend Desalegan left State Power.

His stepping down though, has left the strong bond  between Uganda and Ethiopia intact and it’s still growing for the next couple of years, or decades.

As proof, President Museveni this month invited Desalegan’s successor, Abiy Ahamed to Uganda, a visit Abiy was highly honored.

President Museveni and Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed. PPU Photo.

Abiy was honored by Uganda’s government with the most spectacular accolade in African History.

At the 29th National Heroes Day celebrations held on the 9 June 2018 at Birembo Sub County in Kakumiro district, the Ethiopian leader was among over 300 people awarded different medals.

President Museveni, in honoring Ethiopia, awarded Abiy Ahmed with Most Excellence Order of the Pearl of Africa Medal, the highest accolade given to a Head of State in African continent.

The accolade was, to thank and recognize Abiy’s contribution to independence in Africa.

TND News understands that the Ethiopian leader also ‘awarded’ Uganda’s President, Museveni with one of the best, fashionable coat.

This ‘award’ took place at State House Entebbee last week.


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