Following a week in Ethiopia that witnessed a number of major changes – from the decision by the EPRDF Executive Committee to open up some of the commanding heights of the economy to the retirement of prominent politicians and army generals including Abdula Gemeda and Samora Yenus (Gen.), respectively – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) (centre) has gone on a two day visit to Uganda.
Abiy met with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (right), where he was joined by Worqneh Gebeyehu (PhD), Foreign Affairs Minister, on June 8, 2018, at Kampala, the country’s largest city and capital.
The Prime Minister’s visit coincided with the National Heroes Day which is a public holiday observed on June 9, 2018. Abiy was honoured with the Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa, the highest Ugandan accolade awarded to heads of state and government.
The two leaders discussed bilateral cooperation frameworks. Ethiopia and Rwanda have a bilateral trade worth one million dollars, according to the State House of Uganda.
Abiy will visit Egypt next, with whom Ethiopia has a contentious relationship with over the under-construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.