Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is due to leave for Uganda on Tuesday to join counterpart Yoweri Museveni during the country’s 57th Independence Day celebrations slated for Sinkoro District, about 211 km from the capital Kampala, on Wednesday.
Uganda gained independence from Britain on Oct. 9, 1962.
Media reported Tuesday that Mnangagwa had been invited by Museveni as “a special guest.”
The celebrations will be held under the theme of “Consolidation of National Unity, Security, Freedom and Prosperity.”
“The President was invited to Uganda as a special guest to the country on their National Day,” Presidential spokesperson George Charamba told The Herald newspaper.
Last Tuesday, Ugandan Minister of Presidency Esther Mbayo said Museveni and Mnangagwa would use the time to discuss areas of cooperation between the two countries.
Museveni visited Zimbabwe in April this year to officially open the 60th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo. Enditem