The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed Ali has arrived in Uganda for a two-day state visit.
Abiy Ahmed Ali who is going to be the chief guest for the Heroes Day celebrations in Kakumiro this Sunday was on Friday received at State House Entebbe by President Yoweri Museveni.
The two leaders are having bilateral talks after which they will address a joint conference.
Mr Museveni will on June 9 award the 41-year-old Abiy, a special medal for his towering contribution to the independence struggle of Africa.
Minister for the Presidency, Ms Esther Mbayo, says Abiy will be decorated with the Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa medal, which is the highest accolade in the country.
Early this year, Abiy was appointed Prime Minster replacing Hailemariam Desalegn as.
Mbayo said during the Heroes’ Day celebrations, which will be held in Birembo sub county, Kakumiro District, 250 other people will be awarded Heroes medals in appreciation for their contribution to peace and dignity in the country.
“At this occasion, the country will be honoured to host the prime minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed Ali. The two heads of state will be joined by government officials and other dignitaries,” she said.
Equatorial Guinea leader, Teodoro Obiang Mbasogo, is the other African president that Museveni has awarded the medal.