Uganda’s longest reigning head of state Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was destined for the United Kingdom for a summit, but the September 8, eventual death of Queen Alexandra Mary Elizabeth II’s death prompted him to call off the trip.
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The UK-Uganda trade summit, a platform to promote trade and investment between the two nations, was set to be held on Saturday, September 10 at Park Plaza London Riverbank, 18 Albert Embankment, London where Uganda’s President Museveni was set to attend.
However, according to sources privy to the matter, Museveni cancelled the trip following the news of the death of the Queen.
“He couldn’t proceed to the summit after the death of Queen Elizabeth,” said a source. “He cancelled the trip in honour of the fallen Queen Elizabeth II,” explains the source.
It is reported that Museveni could not guarantee his safety in the United Kingdom in such a fragile time when the nation is embroiled in mourning its longest reigning monarch, who ruled for 70 years. Queen Elizabeth II peacefully passed on at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where she had been hospitalized earlier in the day.