Uganda and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to strengthen economic ties and patnerships between businessmen in both countries.
This was agreed on during Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni’s visit to the Middle east nation on Monday where he held talks with General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi .
At the beginning of the meeting, Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the Ugandan President and his accompanying delegation, expressing his happiness about the visit and his wishes that the visit would contribute to expanding the friendship and cooperative relations between the UAE and the Republic of Uganda.
During the meeting, they discussed ways to support and develop bilateral relations in economics, investments and trade fields, as well as the importance of opening wider horizons of cooperation in development and social aspects for achieving the aspirations of both countries and their peoples.
Also during the meeting, the two sides reviewed opportunities to benefit from potentials in both countries to promote bilateral cooperation and offer access to its development.
Sheikh Mohamed stressed that the UAE, led by the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is looking forward to strengthening its relations of friendship and cooperation with the Republic of Uganda by building a strong and diverse economic and business partnership that serves the interests of the two countries, noting the UAE’s keen interest to expand relations with all friendly countries in an atmosphere of trust, respect and mutual understanding.
For his part, President Museveni expressed his happiness on visiting the UAE and meeting Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, as well as his satisfaction with the positive development of the relations between the two countries, stressing his country’s interest in promoting and developing mechanisms of joint cooperation, in particular with regard to the economic and investment fields.
The meeting also covered overall events and developments in regional and international arenas and exchanged views on a number of issues of common concern.
Later, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed hosted a banquet in honour of the Ugandan President and his accompanying delegation.