In a joint statement released by State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem and his Tanzanian counterpart, Liberata Mulamula, after a meeting between President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his Tanzanian counterpart, Samia Suluhu Hassan, the two countries agreed to closer economic cooperation.
In that way, Tanzania has pledged to buy at least 10,000 tonnes of Ugandan sugar and an unspecified amount Anti-Retroviral drugs-ARVS from Cipla Uganda.
Part of the statement reads
“The Heads of State further agreed on the pathogenic economy and specifically collaboration on the development of vaccines between the two countries. It was also agreed that the United Republic of Tanzania will buy Anti-Retroviral (ARVs) Drugs from Uganda. It was also agreed that Tanzania shall charge 10 Dollars per 100 Kilometers per truck from Mutukula to Dar es Salaam starting Financial Year 2022/2023 effective 1st July 2022. It was further agreed that Uganda shall supply 10,000 tones to cover the sugar gap in the United Republic of Tanzania’’
President Suluhu has been in Uganda for a two-day state working visit at the invitation of President Museveni.