United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
August 4, 2022
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Acting Spokesperson Melissa Quartell:
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, met today with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, and they discussed a broad range of global issues and regional security challenges. During the meeting, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield reiterated the importance of supporting democratic institutions in Uganda.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield and President Museveni consulted on their shared commitment to helping advance peace in Somalia, South Sudan, and the Great Lakes region. They also discussed efforts to help mitigate the effect of Russia’s war on Ukraine on global food security and commodity prices, which were already heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield expressed appreciation for Uganda’s long-standing open-door policy and hospitality for refugees, its leadership on global health security, and its commitment to economic development.