The President of Italy, H.E Sergio Mattarella has congratulated President Yoweri Museveni upon re-election for the 6 term as Ugandan leader.
Museveni won the January 14 polls after scoring 58.6% of the votes against his closest rival and National Unity Platform’s Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine who got only 34.8% of the votes cast.
In a brief message, contained in a letter dated March 26, H.E Sergio Mattarella said: “In view of your re-installation as the President of the Republic of Uganda, I would like to wish you every good luck in your high office”.
The Italian President added: “Relations between our countries are characterized by bonds of friendship which should further be deepened. In this context, I trust that together out countries can give new impetus to bilateral and international cooperation – Also in the framework of relations between Kampala and the European Union- For the benefit of stability and sustainable development in the region.”
Mr. Mattarella joined a couple of world leaders who include Russian President, Vladimir Putin, the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping and regional leaders including President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta of Kenya, Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed, and Evariste Ndayishimiye, the President of Burundi to congratulate Museveni.