President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has successfully concluded his two-day working visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The visit, marked by crucial discussions and engagements, aimed at strengthening the bilateral ties between Uganda and the UAE while exploring investment opportunities in various sectors.
Discussion at the Presidential Palace
At the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi on Monday, President Museveni and the President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, engaged in discussions covering several crucial issues. These included not only the reinforcement of bilateral relations but also delved into investment opportunities in Uganda’s pathogenic economy, renewable energy, and sustainability.
Key Discussion Points
|Topics Discussed||Focus Areas|
|Bilateral Relations Strengthening||Enhancing diplomatic ties between Uganda and UAE|
|Investment Opportunities||Exploring economic collaborations and ventures|
|Pathogenic Economy||Discussing strategies for economic development|
|Renewable Energy and Sustainability||Exploring sustainable energy solutions|
Moreover, His Highness Al Nahyan graciously accepted an invitation to attend the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit scheduled for January 2024 in Uganda, further solidifying diplomatic relations.
NAM Summit Details
|NAM Summit||January 15-20, 2024||Kampala, Uganda|
Economic Talks and Investment
President Museveni, during his stay, engaged in talks with investors in Abu Dhabi, led by Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi, the Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development.
Delegation Accompanying President Museveni
|Matia Kasaija, Minister of Finance|
|Kiryowa Kiwanuka, Attorney General|
|Henry Okello Oryem, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs|
|Zaake W. Kibedi, Uganda’s Ambassador to the UAE|
|Ambassador Joseph Ocwet, Director General of External Security Organization|
On his return to Entebbe International Airport on Tuesday, President Museveni was warmly received by key government officials, including Vice President Jessica Alupo, Minister for Presidency Babirye Milly Babalanda, Head of Public Service Lucy Nakyobe, Chief of Defence Forces Gen. Wilson Mbasu Mbadi, Police Director for Welfare, Production and Sports AIGP Charles Birungi, and Deputy Commissioner General of Uganda Prisons Service Samuel Akena.