U.S. says reviewing relationship with Uganda government

WASHINGTON Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:36pm EST

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it is reviewing its relationship with Uganda's government, including U.S. assistance programs that are heavily focused on fighting HIV/AIDS, after its president signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality.

"Now that this law has been enacted, we are beginning an internal review of our relationship with the Government of Uganda to ensure that all dimensions of our engagement, including assistance programs, uphold our anti-discrimination policies and principles and reflect our values," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement.

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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