EU puts pressure on Uganda in closed talks about anti-gay law
Ugandan officials are holding talks with EU representatives over the country’s anti-homosexuality law.
The country’s foreign minister, Sam Kutesa, is meeting on Friday with the head of the EU delegation in Uganda, Kristian Schmidt.
“It is a dialogue between the European Union and the Uganda Government on the anti-homosexuality law,” Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman, Fred Opolot, told AFP.
“It is going to be a closed meeting,” he added.
The EU is one of the top donors to Uganda, with more than 460 million euros channelled into aid programmes each year.
The law calls for repeat offenders to be sentenced to 14 years in prison and makes it a criminal offence not to report someone for being gay.
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