Turkey, Uganda strengthen business ties, contributing to East Africa's welfare

DAILY SABAH
KAMPALA
Published 01.06.2016 23:37
Updated 01.06.2016 23:39
Erdoğan (L) shakes hands with his Ugandan counterpart Museveni (R) at a press conference held in Kampala on Wednesday.
Erdoğan (L) shakes hands with his Ugandan counterpart Museveni (R) at a press conference held in Kampala on Wednesday.

Turkey and Uganda signed agreements and memoranda of understanding on diplomacy, military, education, tourism, sports and energy on Wednesday during President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's official visit to Uganda.

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Ugandan Internal Affairs Minister Rose Akol Okullu signed an agreement on the mutual removal of visa requirements for diplomatic passport holders in the presence of Erdoğan and his Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni.

Furthermore, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci and Ugandan Tourism, Wildlife and Historical Artifacts Minister Maria Lubega Mutagamba signed a cooperation agreement on tourism. Also, Zeybekci and Ugandan Defense Minister C. W. C. B. Kiyonga signed a cooperation agreement on the defense industry, Çavuşoğlu and Kiyonga signed a military memorandum of understanding, Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak and Ugandan Energy and Mineral Development Minister Irene Muloni signed a cooperation agreement on hydrocarbon, mines and minerals, and Kaynak and Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation on higher education between the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) and Uganda's Education, Science, Technology and Sports Ministry. Çavuşoğlu and Kutesa also signed a joint declaration on the occasion of Erdoğan's official visit.

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