By Ivan Mwine
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tuesday held a private meeting with the United States ambassador to Uganda H.E Natalie Brown, at State House, Entebbe.
The meeting, which was a high-level interaction between President Museveni and Amb. Brown, was held on camera and most of the matters discussed remain confidential.
Commenting about their private meeting, President Museveni wrote on social media thus;
“Had a meeting with the US Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Natalie Brown and we discussed issues of mutual interest. She also delivered to me a special message from H.E Joe Biden, the President of the United States of America.”
The meeting was also attended by Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Adonia Ayebare.
However, the meeting comes at a time when there is growing tension between the U.S government and the regime in Kampala.
It should be noted that during his swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, President Museveni warned all foreigners, including Americans to stop trying to preach democracy to him and interfering in Uganda’s political matters.
The President’s warning came at a time when America has since issued travel bans and visa restrictions on several army, police and government officials following the controversial January 14, 2021 election, which was reportedly marred with violence and several cases of human rights abuses.
The President has on several occasions also lambasted America and other foreigners for financing National Unity Platform (NUP) leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s political activities with the intention to destabilize peace in Uganda, something the musician turned politician denies.