BBC- President Yoweri Museveni refused to be pressured into taking a side in the dispute between Russia and Ukraine while the Russian foreign minister was in Uganda.
“We don’t think it’s right to be someone’s enemy. This is our doctrine: we want to make our own enemies, not fight other people’s enemies, he told the press.
At a press conference held in conjunction with Sergey Lavrov, the foreign minister of Russia, who is touring four African nations, Mr. Museveni made his remarks.
Uganda wanted to trade with Russia and with other nations, he continued.
Moscow, according to Mr. Lavrov, valued Uganda’s “well-balanced and reasonable approach” on the Ukrainian war.
He refuted Russia’s involvement in the world’s fuel and grain deficit once more.
An agreement allowing the restart of grain shipments from Ukrainian ports was signed last week by Russia and Ukraine.
Ethiopia will be Mr. Lavrov’s final trip, where he is anticipated to set the groundwork for the following meeting between Russia and Africa.