President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni had a meeting with Pope Francis during his visit to the United States.
Museveni who is escorted by the First Lady, Janet Kataaha Museveni, is in New York for the 70th United Nations General Assembly Summit.
Last evening, Museveni co-chaired the session with the Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Lokke Rasmussen.
He also held a held tri-lateral meeting with the 70th President of UN, Mogens Lykketoft, the Denmark Premier and Tanzania President, Jakaya Kikwete.
Today, Museveni will chair a plenary meeting of the summit for adoption of the post 2015 development agenda on which he presented a paper yesterday.
Museveni will also chair the African Union peace and security meeting and another on heads of state and governments of the AMISOM troops and police contributing countries.
Meeting the Pope
Museveni and the outgoing President of the 69th UN General, Assembly Sam Kahamba Kutesa, and his wife met and took photos with the Pope in New York.
The pontiff who is visiting US, is also expected in Uganda in November for the martyrs’ day celebrations.
This morning, he flew from New York to Philadelphia before heading straight to mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.
There, he will address immigrants at the city’s historic Independence Hall before greeting huge crowds at the Festival of Families, a Catholic event that takes place every three years.
On Sunday, he will meet with American bishops, before visiting a prison and leading a farewell mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and flying out of the country in the evening.
The pope has received a rapturous reception in America, welcomed personally by President Barack Obama when he flew in Tuesday and electrifying giant crowds in Washington and New York.
His reform-minded approach to social issues, humility and focus on the most vulnerable has struck a chord across the racial and socioeconomic divide in a country increasingly questioning its place in the world.
New York treated the pontiff to a rock-star reception, shutting down the city in draconian security measures to allow him ease of movement.