President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, the President of Ghana, met on January 19, 2024, to hold discussions on bilateral issues in a bid to foster diplomatic relations between the two countries.
On the sidelines of the 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit at Speke Resort in Munyonyo, the leaders discussed subjects of mutual concern such as West Africa’s security situation, democracy, and economic integration, among others.
President Museveni, drawing on his historical perspective, shared valuable insights on economic growth, emphasising the importance of integration and self-sustainability.
“When we studied our struggles here in the 1960s as a student’s movement, I remember point number five of our ten-point programme: we used to say building an economy that is integrated and self-sustaining, meaning that if you have petroleum, for instance, it should be fully integrated vertically up to the final products and then horizontally,” he advised on economic growth.
President Akufo-Addo congratulated President Museveni for hosting the summit and assuming the chairmanship of NAM.
“You’re Excellency, thank you for hosting us and taking on the NAM leadership; this adds to our shared history,” he expressed.
President Museveni was elected as chair of the 19th NAM Heads of State and Government Summit marked a significant moment during the conference. He succeeded H.E. Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan.