On Sunday evening, Rt. Hon. Richard Todwong, the Secretary-General of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), met and spoke with H.E. Bruno Rodriguez Parilla, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cuba, at the party headquarters at Plot 10, Kyadondo Road in Nakasero, Kampala.
Officials from the NRM party and the delegation of top government officials from Cuba met to address a number of important problems that affect both Uganda and the Republic of Cuba.
H.E. Tania Perez, the Cuban representative to Uganda, Mr. Angel Villa Hernández, the ambassador and deputy director of general bilateral affairs in the ministry of foreign affairs, and Mr. Noel Quesada Gonzalez, the head of the office of the minister of foreign affairs, were the Cuban representatives who accompanied His Excellency Rodriguez to the meeting.
In addition to commending the Cuban government for upholding long-standing relationships with the Government of Uganda, Secretary-General Todwong reassured the officials that his party is committed to fostering their friendly ties.
“In the past, Uganda and Cuba have worked together and formed partnerships in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), as well as in agriculture and the lengthy struggle for freedom and independence. Todwong greeted the Cuban delegation and declared that Uganda would strengthen its ties with Cuba in terms of both diplomatic relations and the sharing of technologies.
He stated his belief that both the country and, more crucially, the NRM party, will benefit greatly from the visit.
Maj (Rtd), Awich Polar, the Party’s director for diaspora affairs, told the media after the meeting that the two counterparts had a good opportunity to underline the strong and enduring relations between the two countries’ respective ruling parties.
Maj. Awich stated, “We have decided to deepen our interactions and mutual learning with the republic of Cuba and give more strength and wisdom to the sustainable growth of both sides.
The NRM ideologue continued, “For more than three decades, the two countries have helped each other and worked together to overcome obstacles, ushering in a new era of Cuba-Uganda relations characterized by mutual benefit, ideological development, and benefits for the people.
He gave the ruling party’s supporters and Ugandans the reassurance that the two parties were prepared to collaborate in order to maintain peace and security, advance to secure a shared future, and promote economic recovery.
The Rt Hon Todwong came into an agreement with the representative of the Russian United Party early this month to improve working relationships, ideology, and cadre development.
Following the aforementioned interaction, Maj. Awich and the head of foreign relations of the Cuban Communist Party held another virtue-based conversation.
Hon. Emmanuel Dombo, Hon. Jane Arisemera Babiiha, a commissioner at the party Electoral Commission, Mr. Oscar Kihika, the NRM director of legal affairs, Maj (Rtd) Okwir Rabwoni, and Uganda’s ambassador to Cuba, H. E. Elizabeth Musaazi, all attended the meeting (Director youth & institutions).