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Museveni Congratulates China’s Xi Jinping upon Re-election

President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday afternoon congratulated his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping who was Saturday reelected as the president of china.

“Congratulations to Chinese President Xi Jinping & Prime Minister Li Keqiang upon their election to a second term in office. I also congratulate Wang Qishan, the new Vice President,” Museveni wrote on twitter.

President Museveni further informed Xi that “Uganda looks to continue strengthening its diplomatic and economic ties with China.”

Uganda and China hold strong social and economic ties, and the Chinese have undertaken a number of Ugandan infrastructure projects, including the Kampala–Entebbe Expressway, which will be opened in August this year.

China’s parliament on Saturday unanimously re-elected Xi Jinping as the country’s president.

China’s parliament is mainly dominated by the ruling Communist Party meaning Xi’s re-election was highly expected.

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The party also voted in parliament to amend the constitution to remove presidential term limits, meaning Xi can stay indefinitely.

Wang Qishan, a key ally of President Xi Jinping, was also chosen as vice president on Saturday.

Xi is the seventh president of china and he assumed office in 2013.

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