Mozambican President His Excellency Filipe Nyusi is in Uganda for three days state visit at the invitation of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
President Nyusi was received at Entebbe International Airport this morning by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Gen Jeje Odong who later accompanied him to State House Entebbe where he was received by President Museveni.
At State House Entebbe President Nyusi was welcomed by a 21-gun-salute and later held a meeting with his host President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
President Nyusi and President Museveni are set to hold discussions aimed at strengthening and deepening relations between Uganda and Mozambique in historical ties, and political, economic, social and cultural cooperation between the two countries.
Mozambique and Uganda have enjoyed good relations of friendship, solidarity, cooperation and camaraderie since the national liberation struggle stemming from the 1970s during the days of Frelimo, as the country fought for independence.
According to President Yoweri Museveni, 28 of the soldiers who formed the Front for National Salvation, which later became the National Resistance Army before it became the Uganda Peoples Defence Force, were trained at Montepuez, the second largest city in the province of Cabo Delgado, in Mozambique.
Only four Gen. Yoweri Museveni, Gen. Caleb Akandwanaho, Gen. Ivan Koreta and Brig. Bosco Omure out of this team are still alive.
The same group comprised of a number of trainees, such as the late Fred Rwigyema, the founder of the Rwandan Patriotic Front, a group that later fought and captured power in 1994 in Rwanda.
In 2018, President Nyusi hosted Museveni in Maputo for official talks during a three-day visit where a general cooperation agreement on defence, tourism, diplomacy and trade was inked.
According to president Museveni , the Ugandan army had its roots in Mozambique.