Museveni to Joe: We hope you will maintain AGOA


President Museveni. File photo.

Uganda joins the world in congratulating Joe Biden and Kamala Harries on their historic victories.

Kampala – 8 November 2020: On Sunday afternoon, President Museveni of Uganda, who’s looking forward to extending his rule to 40 years, conveyed his message, below he wrote:

His Excellency Joseph Biden,

President-Elect of the USA. Congratulations and greetings from the People of Uganda. The USA, with its big black population of 47.4 million people, as well as a large Christian population that are linked with us by faith, with deep thinking, could easily be a natural ally of Uganda and Africa.

The previous American Presidents have already started on positively using these linkages by putting in place the African Growth And Opportunity Act (AGOA) – a law that, since 18th May 2000, has been giving 6,500 types of African goods, quota free, tax- free access to the USA market. We salute this policy and hope that President Biden will maintain it.

We, therefore, congratulate the American People on exercising their right by, massively, voting for the candidates of their choice: President Trump and Vice- President Biden. We congratulate H.E. Biden for winning both the Popular vote and the Electoral College.

Signed:

Yoweri T. K. Museveni
President of Uganda

Biden’s victory

Former Vice president in Barack Obama’s administration Joe Biden is the 46th president of America. He defeated Republican and incumbent president, Donald Trump after obtaining 273 electoral college votes, to Trump’s 214.

He also obtained the highest popular vote casts – over seventy four (+74million) in the history of American’s presidential race.

With no foreign policy in place yet, Biden promised to “unify America” and over 70 million Americans who voted for president Trump.

But world leaders, including Uganda’s president Museveni wants Biden to embrace AGOA.

President elect Joe Biden will be deputised by first black woman, Senator Kamala Harris who is the Vice president elect.


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