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President Museveni Mourns Fallen Iran President

President Ebrahim Raisi ( BBC News)

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has described the fallen President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi as a unifier and a dedicated person.

“When His Excellency visited us recently, I could see that he was a very dedicated person but also a unifier. You remember we finished our meeting at Entebbe quite late, but he insisted on going at night to see the projects Iran had done here in the suburbs. Then from there, he went to Old Kampala Mosque. He is a Shia, but he went to the mosque of the Sunnis and while there he found our Archbishop because of the Inter Religious Council and we don’t believe in sectarianism. This showed two things; first of all, his personal dedication and his belief in the unity of the people,” he said.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni signs in the condolence book during his visit to the embassy where he went to commiserate with the people of Iran following the death of their president in a helicopter crash. This was on Wednesday 22nd May 2024.

The President made the remarks on Wednesday at the Iranian Embassy in Kampala while mourning Raisi who died on 19 May, 2024 along with Iran Foreign Minister, Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and several other officials after his helicopter crashed near the village of Uzi in East Azerbaijan province.

Raisi and other top government officials were returning from the inauguration of the Qiz- Qalasi Dam, a joint Iran-Azerbaijan project on the Aras transboundary border river.

President Museveni noted that it was a big shock when he heard about the death of Raisi.

President Museveni also assured the people of Iran that the people of Uganda are with them in this trying moment and promised that the East African country will continue working with them for the betterment of the two countries.

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