By Watchdog reporter 

President Yoweri Museveni has sent a special message to his counterpart President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania.

Mr Museveni sent the message through the Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Augustine Mahiga who had also delivered another message on Tuesday from his president Mr Magufuli.

Mr Mahiga represented President Museveni at the security summit of seven countries which was held at State House, Entebbe with Israel Prime Minister, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu.

In his message, President Magufuli expressed Tanzania’s gratitude to Uganda and other regional countries for their commitment to building their relations with Israel whose Prime Minister, is currently visiting the Eastern Africa region.


Netanyahu was in Uganda on Monday 4th July 2016 to commemorate 40 years since the Israelis rescued their citizens who had been taken hostage by Palestinian and German hijackers during which the leader of the rescue operation Lt. Col. Jonathan Netanyahu, elder brother to Prime Minister Netanyahu, was shot and killed.

During the meeting with the Tanzanian Foreign Minister, President Museveni urged Tanzania to support former Vice-President Dr. Specioza Wandira Kazibwe who is vying for the post of the African Union (AU) Chairperson.

President Museveni said Ms Wandira is energetic and intelligent adding that given a good team, she is going to work very well.

There has been rumour that Tanzania could front former President Jakaya Kikwete for the UA job.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sam Kuteesa and Uganda’s High Commissioner to Tanzania, Dorothy Hyuha, attended the meeting.