KAMPALA, Aug. 28 — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and his
Equatorial Guinean counterpart Obiang Nguema called on Monday for political
solutions to resolve conflicts and crises on the African continent.
The two leaders, according to a State House statement issued here, said the
African Union (AU) and other regional organizations need support from the
United Nations (U.N.) and the international community to foster peace,
security and development for Africa. They said political dialogue is
necessary to diffuse emerging tensions in various regions around the globe,
and concerted efforts should be made to fight terrorism. Museveni, who has
just completed his four-day state visit to Equatorial Guinea, commended the
country for its priorities selected for its tenure at the U.N. Security
Council as a non-permanent member for the period of 2018 to 2019. Among the
priorities are peaceful resolution of armed conflicts, reform of the U.N.
Security Council, combating terrorism and trans-national crime, and
implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as
the AU’s Agenda 2063. – XINHUA