KAMPALA (Xinhua) -- Visiting
Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on
Monday held business and security talks in Uganda.
leaders in a communique issued after the talks in Entebbe, 40 km south of the
Ugandan capital Kampala, agreed to convene a Joint Investment Conference in
Khartoum to showcase trade and investment opportunities in both countries.
that Sudan’s Tarco Airlines should start direct flights between Khartoum and
Entebbe, which would greatly improve connectivity between the two countries and
promote trade, tourism and investment.
security, the two leaders said there is need for a regional-led initiative to
find a lasting solution to the South Sudan crisis.
undertook to intensify efforts, bilaterally and within the Intergovernmental
Authority on Development and African Union frameworks towards finding a lasting
political solution through an all-inclusive National Dialogue,” the communique
situation in Somalia, they called upon the international community to support
the building of the country’s institutions, especially in the security sector to
enable the government to deal with the militants.
president will end his two-day visit to Uganda on Tuesday.
Movie week promotes Chinese culture in Uganda
KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Cinema lovers in Uganda were given a treat of Chinese movies for a week,
acquainting them of the Chinese traditions and customs.
University Confucius Institute screened over 28 Chinese movies in the capital
Kampala, attracting secondary, university students and other movie lovers.
“We chose the
movies about Chinese history, culture, traditions, agriculture and martial arts
among others. This has enabled Ugandan movie lovers to know and understand
something about the Chinese people, culture, history and traditions,” Hong
Yonghong, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute, told Xinhua in an
many people who have not been to China are able to get an insight of the Asian
country’s history, people, culture and traditions through the movies.
Some of the
movies screened include Masters in Forbidden City, What a Wonderful Family, Guns
and Roses, Chinese Zodiac and Golden Cuff Legend 2, among others.
Xinhua that the movie week, which kicked off on Nov. 5 to 11 opened up their
minds about the Asian country.
“I have seen
their cultures and learnt something from it ... The Chinese are hardworking. The
films are kind of educating people to work hard,” Shia Mwesigye, a student at
Makerere University, told Xinhua.
students learning the Chinese language, the Chinese movie week is another
opportunity to connect with China.
Batarigaya, a student at Makerere University learning Chinese, said the movies
helped them understand China’s history and how it has been able to develop into
a major economic powerhouse.
of screening the movies has forced the organizers to think of partnering with
local organizations to showcase the films across the country.
“We plan to
change the strategy and style next year. We want to show the movies in different
places of Uganda, moving from one place to another place,” said Hong.
This is the
second year the Chinese movies are being showed in Uganda.