President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday received a 21-gun salute at the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre in the Union Buildings in Tshwane, South Africa as he was welcomed into the country after more than a decade.
Museveni who last visited South Africa in January 2011, is back for a 1-day state visit, which will enable the two countries to deepen economic, political, cultural, and social relations.
After the 21-gun salute which is the highest honour rendered, Museveni inspected a guard of honor.
Earlier, President Museveni met his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, at The Union Buildings, and witnessed the signing of several bilateral agreements, among other engagements.
Both Presidents are currently (3:15pm EAT) addressing a Press Conference at the Union Building and shortly after President Museveni will leave for Freedom Park where the history of the heroes that fought against Apartheid and for the Independence of South Africa is showcased.
After here, President Museveni and his host, H.E Cyril Ramaphosa will address the Business Forum of Entrepreneurs from Uganda and South Africa at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. The forum is being attended, among others; by several Ministers and Members of Parliament from Uganda.
Later in the evening President Cyril Ramaphosa will host his guest to a State Dinner at Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House.
Tomorrow, Wednesday 1st March 2023, President Museveni will hold several business engagements before departure.