|Ugandan leader hails China's non interference in affairs of other states|
KAMPALA, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has hailed China's non interference in affairs of other states, saying countries do not need lectures on how to run their affairs.
Museveni was late on Thursday speaking at the commemoration of the 66th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
At the function held at the Chinese embassy, Museveni said China is careful not to give lectures and sticks to the UN principle on non interference.
"If you try to give lectures, you will fail. There is nothing anybody can tell me about Uganda and Africa that I don't know," Museveni said.
He was speaking in reference to Western powers dictating to African leaders on how to manage their countries.
Zhao Yali, Chinese ambassador to Uganda said China will remain committed to a peaceful world.
"No matter how much stronger it may become, China will never seek hegemony or expansion," he told the gathering that included among other government ministers and diplomats from other countries.
Zhao said China's relation with Uganda continues to grow stronger as evidenced by various projects funded by the Chinese government.
China, through concessional loans is funding construction of various infrastructure projects in Uganda among which include power dams, roads and railway network.