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Japan royals visit Uganda Museum

Visiting Japan royals His Imperial Highness Prince and Her Imperial Highness Princess Akishino have visited Uganda museum and garments factory, Phenix logistics on their first day in Uganda.

They arrived Tuesday morning aboard British Airways at Entebbe Airport where they were welcomed by the state minister for international cooperation Oryem Okello and state minister for gender Lukia Nakadama among other officials.

He will hold talks with the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. The Prince's visit to Uganda is the first time on the African continent.

Uganda’s ambassador to Japan, Wasswa Biriggwa said the visit will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the two countries.

"This visit will also be one of the events marking the 50th anniversary of Uganda's independence. This is a very important visit to Uganda following the longtime support and relations with the Japanese people," he said.

The Prince and his wife will visit the new River Nile Bridge Project, which will be supported by the Government of Japan and Rice Research and Training Centre at Namulonge which was also supported by Japan.

He will also visit Phenix Logistics, a company owned by a Yuichi Kwashiwada a Japanese national, Ashinaga an international organization that supports children orphaned by HIV/AIDS and Uganda Wild Life Center.

The Prince will later be hosted by President Museveni at State House Entebbe where they will discuss various issues about the two countries.

The New Vision Newspaper
13 June 2012

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