U.S. Representative to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield is expected to visit Uganda and Ghana on August 4-6 to discuss the U.S. and global response to the impact of Russia’s war against Ukraine on global food security, as well as other regional and bilateral priorities.
The development was announced on Tuesday by the United States Mission to the United Nations following a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and President Yoweri Museveni at State House Entebbe.
During the meeting, the duo discussed issues of trade and friendship among others.
“We want to trade with Russia. We want to trade with all countries of the world. We don’t believe in being enemies of somebody’s enemy, No! We want to make our own enemies not fight other people’s enemies,” said Museveni.
Now, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield is expected to continue discussions with the Ugandan government and civil society leaders about the importance of strong and inclusive democratic institutions, respect for human rights, and the promotion of peace, stability, and economic growth. She will also discuss bilateral and regional security issues and Uganda’s commitment to welcoming and supporting refugees.
In Ghana, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will meet with government and civil society leaders to discuss bilateral and regional security and political dynamics. She will visit the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center to highlight the role of peacekeepers in international security.
Additionally, the Ambassador will meet with peacebuilders and traditional leaders working to strengthen community resilience, build social cohesion, and counter-terrorism and violent extremism.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will also deliver a speech in Ghana on the global food security crisis, and she will meet with farmers and civil society representatives who are contributing to food security and inclusive economic growth.