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Museveni with Zhang Lizhong

Museveni Meets Chinese Envoy, UN Chief

posted onJuly 28, 2021

President Yoweri Museveni met the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Uganda, Susan Ngongi Namondo, and the Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Zhang Lizhong.

President Museveni in a Tuesday evening tweet said he wished them “a fruitful tenure in their respective offices”.

Namondo said she was honored to be received by Museveni.

“I enjoyed the wide-ranging and interesting discussion and look forward to joining ongoing efforts towards the implementation of Uganda development vision & plans,” she tweeted.

“Honored to present letter of credence to … Museveni… and convey good wishes to [him] and the people of Uganda from… President Xi Jinping and the people of China,” said Lizhong.

The two officials last week presented their credentials to the foreign affairs minister Jeje Odongo.

Lizhong is the eighteenth Chinese envoy in Kampala and he replaced Zheng Zhuqiang whose duty ended on April 13.

A profile of Lizhong shows he was born in January 1969 and until this appointment, he represented his country in the Maldives.

For most of his career in public service, since 1991, he has worked with China's foreign affairs ministry.

Susan Namondo, who was appointed to the position late last month, replaced Rosa Malango who had been here since March 2016.

Susan Namondo with Museveni

Before the assignment, she was the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Eritrea (2017- 2021).

Susan Namondo has over 25 years of experience in development work, including 19 years of leading development professionals in the areas of policy formulation and program planning across four different United Nations agencies at the national, regional, and headquarters levels.

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