Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Uganda on Monday on the third leg of his African tour, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.
Zakharova said that Ugandan Foreign Minister Gigi Odongo was received by his counterpart Lavrov at Entebbe airport, the city near the capital Kampala, and she posted a photo of them on Telegram.
According to the Russian TASS news agency, Lavrov is scheduled to hold talks on Tuesday with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.
On Monday, Agence France-Presse contacted the Ugandan authorities, but no further information was available about the program of the visit.
On Sunday, the Ugandan government published on its Twitter account that the visit would last for two days.
The government account added that “President Yoweri Museveni, who last visited Russia in 2019, called for strengthening bilateral relations, especially in the fields of defence, security, economic and technical cooperation.”
In Cairo, Lavrov tried to reassure his Egyptian partners about the dangers of food insecurity, especially in Africa, after agreeing to provide “safe corridors” for grain exports.
This came in the wake of a historic agreement signed by Russia and Ukraine on Friday with the United Nations and Turkey to facilitate the export of grain from the Black Sea ports with the aim of alleviating the global food crisis.
Less than 24 hours later, Moscow bombed the Ukrainian port in Odesa, angering Kyiv and raising fears that the Kremlin would not proceed with implementing the agreement.
Lavrov also visited the Congo and is due to move to Ethiopia later.