President Museveni today left for the Russian Coastal city of Sochi where he will join other 36 heads of State and governments for the Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum.
The summit opens tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Sirius Park of Science and Art in Sochi, one of Russias largest convention venues.
The president who is accompanied by his daughter Diana Kamuntu Museveni was seen off at Entebbe International Airport by the Minister for Presidency Esther Mbayo, the Head of Civil Service John Mitala, the Commander Air Forces Major General James Lutaaya, the A.I.G.P Andrew Sorowen and the Commissioner for Uganda Prisons Johnson Byabasheija.
President of the Russia Vladimir Putin who will later host his guests to a gala reception will officially open the Summit.
Putin in his welcome message to the participants said members of government agencies and business community and experts will substantially discuss the current status and prospects of cooperation and a wide rage of topical issues of the world economy.