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LIVE from New York: President Museveni’s UN address

Museveni at the UN on Tuesday night

New York, United States | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has called for the end of tensions on the Korean peninsula, saying the world would lose nothing if North and South Korea unify.

“Who would lose if North Korea and South Korea, were left alone, to discuss their re-unification?” ….asked Museveni  in his precise and brief 11 minute speech at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday night.

Sticking to the North Korea theme that he used to end his speech, he said Uganda is already complying with UN sanctions aimed at Pyongyang, but he would not shy away from thanking them for helping develop a unit of the Uganda army.

Earlier, Museveni summarised his speech with questions around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), stressing that the world’s powers can only benefit if prosperity is spread worldwide.

“Who would lose that all the people who need immunisation for all the immunisation diseases got it. Who would lose?”

Museveni asked the same question of all the SDGs.

He said the theme “Focusing on people — striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet” is pertinent, and wondered why the elite in nations across the world had not seen this yet.

“In my opinion, parasitism is the only obstacle to global affluence, prosperity and peace,” Museveni concluded.


Address by Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly by The Independent Magazine on Scribd

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