POLITICS & CULTURE
China established diplomatic relations with Uganda on Oct.18, 1962. During
the period of 1962-1985, the bilateral relations witnessed a steady
development in spite of changes of governments in Uganda. However,
high-level exchanges between the two countries were relatively few.
Uganda supported the resolution on the restoration of China's lawful seat
in UN at the 26th General Assembly in 1971. The bilateral relations
entered a new stage of development after the National Resistance Movement
of Uganda came to power in 1986, with the bilateral co-operations
expanding and high-level exchanges increasing. Uganda backed China at the
sessions of Human Rights Commission of the United Nations in 1996 and
1997. Uganda supported China when she put forward a draft resolution
concerning the maintaining and observing the
in the UN in 2000.
The Chinese leaders who visited Uganda include Gu Mu, State Councilor
(April 1987), Qian Qichen, Foreign Minister (Jan. 1991), Li Ruihuan,
Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau and Secretary of
Secretariat of the Central Committee of CPC (July 1991), Chen Muhua,
Special Envoy of the Chinese Government and Vice Chairperson of the
Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (April 1992), Jiang
Chunyun, Vice Premier (April 1997), Tang Jiaxuan, Foreign Minister (Jan.
1999) and Xu Jialu, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the
National People's Congress (Jan.1999), Jia Qinglin, Member of the
Political Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party and Party Secretary of
Beijing (July. 2000).
The Ugandan leaders who visited China include Prime Minister A. M. Obote
(July 1965), Vice President P. Muwanga (August 1984), Foreign Minister
Ibrahim Mukiibi (Jan. 1987), President Yoweri K. Museveni (March 1989 and
Jan. 1996), Second Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister Paul K.
Ssemogerere (March 1989), Foreign Minister R. Rugunda (Jan. 1996), First
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Eriya Kategaya ( 1992 as Second
Deputy Prime Minister and April 1998) and Second Deputy Prime Minister &
Minister for Tourism, Trade and Industry Brig. Moses Ali (July 1999).
First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Eriya Kategaya came to
China to attend the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation/Ministerial
Conference Beijing 2000.