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Seven Heads of State Expected for 40th Anniversary of Entebbe Raid

According to Okello, President Yoweri Museveni has invited seven heads of states including Israel Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, whose brother Yonatan Netanyahu was killed in the raid in 1976.
Seven heads of state are expected to grace the celebrations to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Entebbe raid, Henry Okello Oryem, the state Minister for Foreign Affairs has revealed. 

According to Okello, President Yoweri Museveni has invited seven heads of states including Israel Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, whose brother Yonatan Netanyahu was killed in the raid in 1976.

Netanyahu was the head of the Israeli elite force, which flew to Uganda to rescue Israeli hostages held at Entebbe airport by a Palestinian militant group. This will be the first visit of an Israeli prime minister to an African country since 1966.

Oryem says Museveni has also invited the presidents of the neighboring countries including Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, South Sudan, Zambia and Ethiopia. However, none of the heads of states has confirmed attendance for the event, which is scheduled for Monday July 4th. 

Oryem states that the raid on Entebbe ceremony is a symbol of the world against terrorism and a commitment by the different African leaders against terrorism. He says Uganda is a peaceful national that is united and will work with Israel on many things ranging from Agriculture, ICT among others. 

Oryem says the relationship between the two countries is very strong as demonstrated by the frequent visit of president Museveni and his wife Janet Museveni to Israel.