Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Friday night arrived in Uganda for a
two day state visit.
He arrived in Uganda at around 7.30 pm. He was welcomed by Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni who later hosted him to a state banquet.
Uganda’s government official, Jackson Asimmwe told journalists that, “Tomorrow the two presidents will hold talks at state house. They will later hold a joint press conference to be attended by both local and international journalists.”
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is visiting Uganda after visiting Zimbabwe.
Some International Political analysts have said that Iran president’s visit to Uganda and other African states this week is intended to build alliances to evade stronger U.N. sanctions against his country, and also to improve on its economic ties with Africa.
Of recent, Iran has been under attack by western countries for pressing ahead with uranium enrichment programs. Although it claims that it’s nuclear adventure is meant to produce to nuclear energy, western countries highly believe it could be meant for developing nuclear weapons.
Uganda recently discovered oil and it is likely that the two presidents will talk about the possibility of Iranian investments in Uganda’s oil sector.