A delegation from Kenya led by the country’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Raychelle Omamo arrived in Kampala today morning, the foreign affairs ministry said in a statement.
Omamo came with James Wainaina Macharia, E.G.H, the cabinet secretary for Transport and they were received at Entebbe International Airport by Amb. Alfred Nnam, the head Public Diplomacy at the Ministry and Julius Kiema Kilonzo, the Kenyan High Commissioner to Uganda.
According to the ministry, the secretaries arrived in advance of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is also the Chairman of the East African Community (EAC).
Kenyatta will attend the May 12 ceremony which is expected to host over 4000 guests, include dozens of heads of state.
President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo of Somalia is also reported to have left his country for the ceremony.
Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message to Museveni, reading: “I attach great importance to developing Flag of China-Flag of Uganda relations and wish to work with you to promote Flag of China-Flag of Uganda Comprehensive Cooperative Partnership for new achievements”
European Council President Charles Michel said: “Uganda [and] EU have a longstanding partnership for peace in the region & economic development [and] we stand ready to further work together, including on environment protection and fighting climate change.”
Dr. Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, said: "Germany remains a willing partner to your country as you continue down this path. I wish you strength and a sure hand for the tasks that now lie ahead”.