EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT MAKES FIRST VISIT TO UGANDA

ENTEBBE, UGANDA, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has held talks here with his visiting Egyptian counterpart, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, on a wide range of issues, including security and trade.

President el-Sisi, making his first visit to Uganda since he assumed office two years ago, held talks with his host here Sunday, followed by an expanded meeting which included the two countries’ officials.

The tlks tackled promoting bilateral co-operation, increasing trade exchange and setting up joint projects in Uganda. The two sides also discussed a number of African issues of mutual interest and ways of enhancing security and stability in the continent, and finding political settlements to the crises in African nations.

During a joint media conference at State House Entebbe later, President Museveni said he had good and deep discussions about bilateral and regional issues with President el-Sisi.

Uganda and Egypt have got common stance on many international issues, especially on the issue of terrorism. We oppose terrorism; we oppose interfering in other people’s internal affairs. We have had detailed discussions on this. We have agreed to immunise our continent from external meddling, Museveni said.

The two leaders, however, noted that the volume of trade between the two countries was still small. Egyptian investors in Uganda include Cairo International Bank, EgyptAir, and Mantrac Uganda.

Museveni said there is a huge market in Egypt for food products and urged Ugandans to take advantage of this market.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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